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clinch

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Noun clinch has 4 senses
  1. clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
    --1 is a kind of
    maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action
  2. clinch, clench - a small slip noose made with seizing
    --2 is a kind of noose, running noose, slip noose
    --2 has particulars: double clinch; inside clinch; outside clinch
    Derived form: verb clinch1
  3. clinch - the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
    --3 is a kind of
    fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
    --3 is a part of nail; bolt; rivet
  4. hug, clinch, squeeze - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
    --4 is a kind of embrace, embracing
    Derived form: verb clinch3
Verb clinch has 6 senses
  1. clinch - secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
    --1 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Derived form: noun clinch2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. clinch - hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
    --2 is one way to
    hold, take hold
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. clench, clinch - hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
    --3 is one way to seize, prehend, clutch
    Derived form: noun clinch4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. clinch - embrace amorously
    --4 is one way to
    embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. clinch - flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
    --5 is one way to
    fasten, fix, secure
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. clinch - settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
    --6 is one way to
    settle, square off, square up, determine
    Derived form: noun clincher2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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