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  Definition of clutch
  1. 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"
  2. a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
  3. a pedal that operates a clutch
  4. a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  5. a number of birds hatched at the same time
  6. a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"
  7. affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
  8. 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"
  9. hold firmly, usually with one''s hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
Similar Words: clasp, clench, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, clutch pedal, batch, seize, get hold of, prehend, cling to, hold close, hold tight

 

Hyponyms: chokehold, choke hold, embrace, embracing, wrestling hold, freewheel, friction clutch, schmeer, schmear, shmear, nab, rack, claw, collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop, get, catch, capture, clasp, grip, grab, take hold of, snatch, snatch up, snap, clench, clinch, grapple, cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close

 

Part Meronyms: transmission, transmission system

 

Derivational Morphology: hold, take hold, grapple, grip, grasp, hold on, cling to, hold close, hold tight, seize, prehend, clench, clinch, clasp, batch, get hold of, clutches, grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension

 

 
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