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Clutch meaning

clutch - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
  2. 2. A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
  3. 3. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.
  4. 4. The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
  5. 5. To close tightly; to clinch.
  6. 6. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; - often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
  7. 7. To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; - often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
  8. 8. A grasp; gripe; claw.
  9. 9. To grasp; grip.

clutch - examples of usage

  1. She had seen it flame up in the eyes of the half mad French girl, ready to clutch and tear for the dead name of the man whom she had loved. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I would have liked to step out and offer; but the memory of that horrible clutch was with me, and for the life of me, I could not summon up the courage. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. She heard the sound of the explosion fill the draw, saw Bellamy clutch at the air and slowly sink to the ground. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
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