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clutch1

clutch1

 
 
pronunciation:
kluhch
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: clutched, clutches, clutching
definition 1: to keep in a firm grasp; hold tightly; grip.
He clutched the one-eyed teddy bear with both hands.
synonyms:
clasp, grip
similar words:
clench, hold
definition 2: to try to grab (usually followed by "at").
When his foot slipped, he clutched at a branch of the tree.
similar words:
grab, seize, snatch
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a firm grasp or grip.
Her clutch on the glass slipped, and it crashed to the floor.
synonyms:
grip
similar words:
clasp, grasp
definition 2: a device for working the gears of an engine, as in a car.
derivations: clutchy (adj.), clutchingly (adv.)
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