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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A tight or amorous embrace; A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together; The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet; to make sure of winning; win conclusively.

Usage examples (34)
  • Their team was able to _____a play of spot for the second year in a row
  • clinch a deal
  • The improved clinch is the way to go with large mouths
  • Protag arrives at disco to find Antag and Sweethart in clinch, and leaves for more
Tutoring comment
  • I had to "clench" (to hold tightly or close) my fist as they were forced to "clinch" (to make final) the unfair deal.
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