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Synonyms for clutch

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. clutch

    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.

    apprehend, capture, catch, clasp, comprehend, discover, ensnare, entrap, grasp, grip, gripe, lay hold of (on, upon), overtake, secure, seize, snatch, take, take hold of

    fail of, fall short of, give up, let go, lose, miss, release, restore, throw aside, throw away

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. clutchverb

    grasp, grab, seize, catch, grip, grapple with, snatch, pounce

    liberate, release, emancipate

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. 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

  2. clutchnoun

    a tense critical situation

    "he is a good man in the clutch"

    clasp, batch, clench, clutch bag, grip, clutch pedal, clutches, grasp, hold

  3. clutchnoun

    a number of birds hatched at the same time

    clasp, batch, clench, clutch bag, grip, clutch pedal, clutches, grasp, hold

  4. batch, clutchnoun

    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

  5. clutch bag, clutchnoun

    a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

    clasp, batch, hold, clench, clutch bag, grip, clutch pedal, clutches, grasp

  6. 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"

    clasp, batch, clench, clutch bag, grip, clutch pedal, clutches, grasp, hold

  7. clutchverb

    a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

    "this year's model has an improved clutch"

    clasp, batch, clench, clutch bag, grip, clutch pedal, clutches, grasp, hold

  8. 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"

    get hold of, arrogate, sequester, capture, appropriate, usurp, attach, prehend, hold tight, impound, assume, hold close, grab, confiscate, take over, seize, conquer, cling to

  9. cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutchverb

    hold firmly, usually with one's hands

    "She clutched my arm when she got scared"

    get hold of, prehend, cling to, hold close, hold tight, seize

  10. 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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. clutchverb

    grasp, gripe, grapple, seize, catch, snatch, lay hold of, fasten upon

  2. clutchnoun

    grasp, gripe, seizure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. clutchnoun

    grasp, seizure, hold, crampoons

  2. clutchverb

    seize, grasp, grip, grapple, clench, grab, snatch

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "clutch":

    clutches, brood

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How to use clutch in a sentence?

  1. A Bartlett Giamatti:

    On a good day, I view the job of president as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch-engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.

  2. Michael Porter:

    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.

  3. William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 2 scene 1:

    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?

  4. Fed Chair Janet Yellen:

    No one is out to suggest the economy is doing a major turnaround because of this number, but we now need to see a clutch of data that suggests that this is a one-off.

  5. Guntupalli Prasad:

    Sequential laying is the release of eggs one by one with some time gap in between two laying events. This is seen in birds. Modern reptiles, for example turtles and crocodiles, on the other hand, lay all eggs together as a clutch.

Translations for clutch

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  • التشبثArabic
  • съединител, люпило, амбриаж, вкопчвам се, сграбчвамBulgarian
  • embragatgeCatalan, Valencian
  • spojkaCzech
  • cydiwrWelsh
  • kobling, koblingspedalDanish
  • ergreifen, Kupplung, schnappen, packen, KupplungspedalGerman
  • συμπλέκτης, γραπώνω, νεοσσιά, αδράχνωGreek
  • kluĉilo, kluĉado, ovaro, kuplado, kluĉpedaloEsperanto
  • nidada, clutch, aferrarSpanish
  • kytkinFinnish
  • nichée, agripper, serrer, pédale d'embrayage, couvée, embrayageFrench
  • crág, álIrish
  • क्लचHindi
  • tengelykapcsoló, szorít, kuplung, tengelykapcsoló-pedál, szorongat, kuplungpedálHungarian
  • կառչելArmenian
  • koplingIndonesian
  • kúplingIcelandic
  • frizione, avvinghiareItalian
  • クラッチ, 掴むJapanese
  • ქუროGeorgian
  • куплунг, квачило, спојкаMacedonian
  • koppeling, klauw, ontkoppelingspedaalDutch
  • clutchpedal, koblingspedal, kobling, kløtsjpedal, clutch, kløtsjNorwegian
  • sprzęgłoPolish
  • embreagem, bolsa carteira, embraiagemPortuguese
  • apuca, agăța, pedală de ambreiaj, ambreiajRomanian
  • зажимать, схватывать, педаль сцепления, зажать, сцепление, выводок, переделка, муфта, переплёт, схватить, клатч, ридикюльRussian
  • kuplung, спојка, квачило, закачити, куплунг, zakačiti, kvačilo, spojkaSerbo-Croatian
  • koppling, kopplingspedalSwedish
  • tutmak, kapmak, yakalamak, debriyajTurkish
  • 离合器Chinese

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