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Meaning & Definition of Clinch in English

English

Clinch

/klɪnʧ/

noun

1. (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

    synonym:
  • clinch

2. A small slip noose made with seizing

    synonym:
  • clinch
  • ,
  • clench

3. The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

    synonym:
  • clinch

4. A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

    synonym:
  • clamp
  • ,
  • clinch

5. A tight or amorous embrace

  • "Come here and give me a big hug"
    synonym:
  • hug
  • ,
  • clinch
  • ,
  • squeeze

verb

1. Secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

  • "The girder was clinched into the wall"
    synonym:
  • clinch

2. Hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

    synonym:
  • clinch

3. Hold in a tight grasp

  • "Clench a steering wheel"
    synonym:
  • clench
  • ,
  • clinch

4. Embrace amorously

    synonym:
  • clinch

5. Flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

  • "The nails were clinched"
    synonym:
  • clinch

6. Settle conclusively

  • "Clinch a deal"
    synonym:
  • clinch