Dictionary Results for clinch


1. clinch - noun

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

Hypernym(s): maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive_action




2. clinch - noun

· a small slip noose made with seizing

Synonym(s): clench

Hypernym(s): noose, running_noose, slip_noose




3. clinch - noun

· the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Hypernym(s): fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing




4. clinch - noun

· a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

Synonym(s): clamp

Hypernym(s): holding_device




5. clinch - noun

· a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"

Synonym(s): hug, squeeze

Hypernym(s): embrace, embracing, embracement




6. clinch - verb

· secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




7. clinch - verb

· hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

Hypernym(s): hold, take_hold




8. clinch - verb

· hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"

Synonym(s): clench

Hypernym(s): seize, prehend, clutch




9. clinch - verb

· embrace amorously

Hypernym(s): embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze




10. clinch - verb

· flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"

Hypernym(s): fasten, fix, secure




11. clinch - verb

· settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"

Hypernym(s): settle, square_off, square_up, determine





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