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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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  1. Tom Cotter:

    The car’s top had survived 53 years unscathed, but couldn’t make it 11 days in Alaska, i’ve got bigger problems, anyway. My clutch hydraulics went out, so I’ve convinced a guy to let me borrow his airplane hangar for a bit to fix things. I’ve got work to do.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Paul George:

    Obviously, it was an opportunity that was missed, pat made an unbelievable play that put me in the position to extend the lead. I am always confident at the free throw line. I have always been very successful in clutch moments at the free throw line. Tonight, I was just unsuccessful.

  5. Elias Canetti:

    The fear of burglars is not only the fear of being robbed, but also the fear of a sudden and unexpected clutch out of the darkness.

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
  • 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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