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clutch meaning and definition

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Definition of clutch (noun)

  1. the act of grasping
    • "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
    • synonyms: clasp, clench, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
  2. a tense critical situation
    • "he is a good man in the clutch"
  3. a number of birds hatched at the same time
  4. a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  5. a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  6. a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
    • "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
    • synonyms: clutch pedal
  7. a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    • "this year's model has an improved clutch"


Definition of clutch (verb)

  1. take hold of; grab
    • "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
    • synonyms: prehend, seize
  2. hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  3. affect
    • "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    • synonyms: get hold of, seize
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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