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clinch

clinch

 
 
pronunciation:
klInch
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: clinched, clinches, clinching
definition 1: to make certain or final; secure; settle.
A week before the end of the season, the team clinched first place.It was the offer of more money that clinched the deal.
synonyms:
secure, sew up
similar words:
cinch, close, ice, seize, settle
definition 2: to hammer down sideways (the protruding point of a nail) to make more secure.
similar words:
hammer, nail, secure
definition 3: to fasten by means of clinched nails.
similar words:
fasten, hammer, nail, rivet, secure
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: of two boxers, to grasp each other so as to impede blows.
similar words:
grapple, wrestle
definition 2: (informal) to embrace.
synonyms:
embrace, hug
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: in boxing, the act of holding an opponent with the arms to impede hitting.
similar words:
hold
definition 2: the act of clinching.
similar words:
cinching, fastening, grapple, hammering, lock, nailing, securing
definition 3: (informal) an embrace.
synonyms:
embrace, hug
similar words:
clasp