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Meaning & Definition of Clutch in English

English

Clutch

/kləʧ/

noun

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"
    synonym:
  • clasp
  • ,
  • clench
  • ,
  • clutch
  • ,
  • clutches
  • ,
  • grasp
  • ,
  • grip
  • ,
  • hold

2. A tense critical situation

  • "He is a good man in the clutch"
    synonym:
  • clutch

3. A number of birds hatched at the same time

    synonym:
  • clutch

4. A collection of things or persons to be handled together

    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • clutch

5. A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

    synonym:
  • clutch bag
  • ,
  • clutch

6. 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"
    synonym:
  • clutch
  • ,
  • clutch pedal

7. A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

  • "This year's model has an improved clutch"
    synonym:
  • clutch

verb

1. Take hold of

  • Grab
  • "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"
    synonym:
  • seize
  • ,
  • prehend
  • ,
  • clutch

2. Hold firmly, usually with one's hands

  • "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
    synonym:
  • cling to
  • ,
  • hold close
  • ,
  • hold tight
  • ,
  • clutch

3. Affect

  • "Fear seized the prisoners"
  • "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"
  • "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    synonym:
  • seize
  • ,
  • clutch
  • ,
  • get hold of