English Synonyms and Antonyms
To catch is to come up with or take possession of something departing, fugitive, or illusive. We catch a runaway horse, a flying ball, a mouse in a trap. We clutch with a swift, tenacious movement of the fingers; we grasp with a firm but moderate closure of the whole hand; we grip or gripe with the strongest muscular closure of the whole hand possible to exert. We clasp in the arms. We snatch with a quick, sudden, and usually a surprising motion. In the figurative sense, catch is used of any act that brings a person or thing into our power or possession; as, to catch a criminal in the act; to catch an idea, in the sense of apprehend or comprehend. Compare ARREST.
To catch at a straw; to catch a fugitive by the collar; to catch a ball with the left hand; he caught the disease from the patient; the thief was caught in the act; the bird in the snare.
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clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdnoun
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"
compass, bobby pin, detainment, batch, traveling bag, range, clutches, custody, reach, postponement, suitcase, clench, keep, clutch bag, time lag, grasp, clutch pedal, detention, handgrip, hairgrip, clasp, hold, appreciation, storage area, cargo area, grip, traction, handle, travelling bag, cargo deck, wait, clinch, cargo hold, adhesive friction, delay, bag
a tense critical situation
"he is a good man in the clutch"
a number of birds hatched at the same time
a collection of things or persons to be handled together
tidy sum, wad, peck, mint, plenty, lot, batch, raft, quite a little, passel, clutches, pile, muckle, mass, grip, clench, good deal, stack, mountain, deal, grasp, clutch pedal, clasp, hold, flock, hatful, mickle, slew, heap, mess, sight, spate, clutch bag, great deal, pot
clutch bag, clutchnoun
a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
clutch, clutch pedalnoun
a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
"he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
"this year's model has an improved clutch"
seize, prehend, clutchverb
take hold of; grab
"The sales clerk 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"
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchverb
hold firmly, usually with one's hands
"She clutched my arm when she got scared"
seize, clutch, get hold ofverb
"Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
get hold of, get through, arrogate, sequester, capture, appropriate, usurp, attach, prehend, hold tight, take, impound, assume, hold close, grab, confiscate, take over, seize, conquer, reach, contact, cling to
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How to use clutch in a sentence?
By June they will have a broad clutch of data and that could help them, and even some of the doves the Federal Open Market Committee, to come to a solid conclusion (on the desirability of a rate hike) and a conclusion, by the way, that the market agrees with.
I was actually really addicted to nose spray like Afrin, like for years. Like at award shows I would have to pick out the right clutch to be able to fit my Afrin in it.And I’d be under the table like...snorting it. I’m surprised there were no photos of what I was snorting Afrin. And I couldn’t get enough and it was such a problem. And I ruined my sinus. So I had to get it fixed.
I mean Monte, the last two games the way he’s come up in the clutch in the fourth quarter, that’s so huge for us, i can’t say enough about that dude, just his composure, what he does for our team, it’s pretty amazing. Especially being a backup point guard, he’s stepping up on the biggest stage and showing what he’s capable of.
Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight? or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
Translations for clutch
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- съединител, люпило, амбриаж, вкопчвам се, сграбчвамBulgarian
- embragatgeCatalan, Valencian
- kobling, koblingspedalDanish
- ergreifen, Kupplung, schnappen, packen, KupplungspedalGerman
- συμπλέκτης, γραπώνω, νεοσσιά, αδράχνωGreek
- kluĉilo, kluĉado, ovaro, kuplado, kluĉpedaloEsperanto
- nidada, clutch, aferrarSpanish
- nichée, agripper, serrer, pédale d'embrayage, couvée, embrayageFrench
- crág, álIrish
- tengelykapcsoló, szorít, kuplung, tengelykapcsoló-pedál, szorongat, kuplungpedálHungarian
- frizione, avvinghiareItalian
- クラッチ, 掴むJapanese
- куплунг, квачило, спојкаMacedonian
- koppeling, klauw, ontkoppelingspedaalDutch
- clutchpedal, koblingspedal, kobling, kløtsjpedal, clutch, kløtsjNorwegian
- embreagem, bolsa carteira, embraiagemPortuguese
- apuca, agăța, pedală de ambreiaj, ambreiajRomanian
- схватить, схватывать, педаль сцепления, муфта, зажимать, сцепление, выводок, переделка, ридикюль, переплёт, клатч, зажатьRussian
- spojka, kuplung, kvačilo, zakačiti, куплунг, закачити, квачило, спојкаSerbo-Croatian
- kopplingspedal, kopplingSwedish
- debriyaj, kapmak, tutmak, yakalamakTurkish
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