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CLUTCH





Definition:

  1. [noun] the act of grasping; "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: clasp, clench, es, grasp, grip, hold

  2. [noun] a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"

  3. [noun] a number of birds hatched at the same time

  4. [noun] a collection of things or persons to be handled together
    Synonyms: batch

  5. [noun] a pedal that operates a clutch
    Synonyms: pedal

  6. [noun] a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

  7. [verb] take hold of; grab; "The salesclerk 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: seize, prehend

  8. [verb] hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
    Synonyms: cling to, hold close, hold tight

  9. [verb] affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    Synonyms: seize, get hold of

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