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Noun clutch has 6 senses
  1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold - 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"
    --1 is a kind of grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
    --1 has particulars:
     chokehold, choke hold; embrace, embracing; wrestling hold
    Derived forms: verb clutch2, verb clutch1
  2. clutch - a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"
    --2 is a kind of
    temporary state
    Derived form: verb clutch3
  3. clutch - a number of birds hatched at the same time
    --3 is a kind of
  4. batch, clutch - a collection of things or persons to be handled together
    --4 is a kind of collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
    --4 has particulars: schmeer, schmear, shmear
  5. clutch, clutch pedal - a pedal that operates a clutch
    --5 is a kind of pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever
    --5 is a part of clutch
  6. clutch - a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    --6 is a kind of
    coupling, coupler
    --6 is a part of transmission, transmission system
    --6 has parts: clutch, clutch pedal
    --6 has particulars: freewheel; friction clutch
Verb clutch has 3 senses
  1. seize, prehend, clutch - take hold of; grab; "The salesclerk 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"
    --1 is one way to take, get hold of
    Derived form: noun clutch1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
    --2 is one way to hold, take hold
    Derived form: noun clutch1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. seize, clutch, get hold of - affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
    --3 is one way to overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
    Derived form: noun clutch2
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
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