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Definition 1: the act of grasping - [noun denoting act]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

(... is a kind of clutch ) a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind

"he grabbed the woman in a chokehold, demanded her cash and jewelry, and then fled"

(... is a kind of clutch ) the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

(... is a kind of clutch ) a hold used in the sport of wrestling

Definition 2: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • this year's model has an improved clutch

(clutch is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

(... is a kind of clutch ) a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)

(... is a kind of clutch ) a clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them

(clutch is a part of ...) 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"

(... is part of clutch) the gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle

Definition 3: a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other

Synonyms for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is part of clutch) a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

"this year's model has an improved clutch"

Definition 4: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

"she reached into her bag and found a comb"

Definition 5: a collection of things or persons to be handled together - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

(... is a kind of clutch ) (Yiddish) a batch of things that go together

"he bought the whole schmeer"

Definition 6: a number of birds hatched at the same time - [noun denoting group]

(clutch is a kind of ...) the young of an animal cared for at one time

Definition 7: a tense critical situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he is a good man in the clutch

(clutch is a kind of ...) a state that continues for a limited time

Definition 8: affect - [verb of cognition]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fear seized the prisoners
  • The patient was seized with unbearable pains
  • He was seized with a dreadful disease

Synonyms for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Definition 9: take hold of; grab - [verb of contact]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) get into one's hands, take physically

"Take a cookie!" "Can you take this bag, please"

(... is a kind of clutch ) seize suddenly

(... is a kind of clutch ) hold in a tight grasp

"clench a steering wheel"

(... is a kind of clutch ) to grasp hastily or eagerly

"Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone"

(... is a kind of clutch ) take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of

"Catch the ball!" "Grab the elevator door!"

(... is a kind of clutch ) take or grasp suddenly

"She grabbed the child's hand and ran out of the room"

(... is a kind of clutch ) hold fast or firmly

"He gripped the steering wheel"

(... is a kind of clutch ) grasp firmly

"The child clasped my hands"

(... is a kind of clutch ) seize by the neck or collar

(... is a kind of clutch ) succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase

"We finally got the suspect" "Did you catch the thief?"

(... is a kind of clutch ) take into custody

"the police nabbed the suspected criminals"

(... is a kind of clutch ) clutch as if in panic

"She clawed the doorknob"

(... is a kind of clutch ) seize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block

(... is a kind of clutch ) to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match

"the two men grappled with each other for several minutes"

Definition 10: hold firmly, usually with one's hands - [verb of contact]

Samples where clutch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She clutched my arm when she got scared

Synonyms for clutch in the sense of this definition

(clutch is a kind of ...) have or hold in one's hands or grip

"Hold this bowl for a moment, please" "A crazy idea took hold of him"

(... is a kind of clutch ) move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position

"We cuddled against each other to keep warm" "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"

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