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Synonyms for clinch

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clinchnoun

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

    clench, clamp, hug, squeeze

  2. clinch, clenchnoun

    a small slip noose made with seizing

    clasp, squeeze, clench, clamp, grip, hold, hug, clutches, grasp, clutch

  3. clinchnoun

    the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

    clench, clamp, hug, squeeze

  4. clamp, clinchnoun

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

    hug, clench, clamp, squeeze

  5. hug, clinch, squeezeverb

    a tight or amorous embrace

    "come here and give me a big hug"

    squeeze, clench, clamp, power play, squeezing, liquidity crisis, wring, credit crunch, squeeze play, hug

  6. clinchverb

    secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

    "The girder was clinched into the wall"


  7. clinchverb

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


  8. clench, clinchverb

    hold in a tight grasp

    "clench a steering wheel"


  9. clinchverb

    embrace amorously


  10. clinchverb

    flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

    "the nails were clinched"


  11. clinchverb

    settle conclusively

    "clinch a deal"


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clinchverb

    grasp, gripe, clasp, clutch, grapple, lay hold of

  2. clinchverb

    fasten, secure

  3. clinchverb

    confirm, fix, establish

  4. clinchnoun

    pun, ambiguity, quibble, CALEMBOUR, DOUBLE-ENTENDRE, double meaning, play upon words

  5. clinchnoun

    clincher, cramp, hold-fast

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How to use clinch in a sentence?

  1. La Russa:

    We had the high of the clinch, and yesterday we were back on our heels, we can’t maintain our edge that way. Today you saw everybody out there, a lot of energy, good live actions, making plays, getting base hits. Once in a while you have a game you need to address and we addressed it really well.

  2. Sergei Shoigu:

    I’m sure that United Russia sets the highest bar for itself, which is to confirm its leadership position and to clinch a win at the elections.

  3. The Texas senator:

    New York , Sanders vowed. The Republicans were battling for 95 delegates. Republican Donald Trump, originally from Queens, would need to win more than 50 percent of the vote statewide - – and dominate across the congressional districts -- to have a shot at claiming all those delegates. The importance of every last delegate has increased in recent weeks as Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has appeared to outmaneuver Trump’s campaign in the behind-the-scenes preparations for July’s convention. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has been laying the groundwork for a contested convention – - where no candidate has the necessary 1,237 delegates to clinch the nomination – - by getting allies elected as delegates. That way, if voting extends to a second round, some of those pledged to Republican Donald Trump on the first round could peel off and support Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. This has heightened the pressure on Republican Donald Trump to clinch the nomination before the convention, though Cruz’s recent wins have made that harder. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who infamously panned Trump's New York values earlier in the primary, had been bracing for a tough showing in the Empire State. The Texas senator was already looking ahead on the primary calendar, turning The Texas senator attention to Pennsylvania, where The Texas senator delivered a speech calling on Americans to join together to move the country forward. It is time for us to get up, shake it off and be who we were destined to be.

  4. Artturi Lehkonen:

    We were pretty confident that we were going to clinch the spot either this game or the next game, but now that we’ve done it, we’ve just got to keep building on toward the end of the season.

  5. Justin Turner:

    It’s definitely something that shouldn't be taken for granted, at the same time, our focus is on us and taking care of what’s in front of us. That’s probably why I didn’t even realize we had a chance to clinch tonight.

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