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Meaning of ‘clinch’
11 definitions found.
(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
a tight or amorous embrace
Synonyms: squeeze hug
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
a small slip noose made with seizing
to settle conclusively
Example: "They clinched the deal."
Synonyms: settle square up determine square off
to flatten the ends of nails and rivets
Example: "They clinched the nails to secure the floorboards."
to secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
Example: "The girder was clinched into the wall."
to embrace amorously
to hold in a tight grasp
to hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University
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