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Synonyms for clutch

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term clutch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold(noun)

    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. clutch(noun)

    a tense critical situation

    "he is a good man in the clutch"

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

  3. clutch(noun)

    a number of birds hatched at the same time

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

  4. batch, clutch(noun)

    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, clutch(noun)

    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 pedal(noun)

    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. clutch(verb)

    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, clutch(verb)

    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, clutch(verb)

    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 of(verb)


    "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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 Antonyms

  1. clutch(r)

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

    liberate, release, emancipate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. clutch(v. a.)

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

  2. clutch(n.)

    grasp, gripe, seizure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. clutch(n)

    grasp, seizure, hold, crampoons

  2. clutch(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  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. Quincy Krosby:

    The broader question is whether the economy is gaining the kind of momentum and traction that we need for a market that has been looking toward new highs, 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.

  3. Jared Siegel -LRB- @jsiegel99 -RRB-:

    Power outage coming up clutch to give the audience enough time to look up who tf the Brothers Osborne are.

  4. Quincy Krosby:

    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.

  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.

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Translations for clutch

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • التشبثArabic
  • сграбчвам, съединител, амбриаж, вкопчвам се, люпилоBulgarian
  • embragatgeCatalan, Valencian
  • spojkaCzech
  • cydiwrWelsh
  • koblingspedal, koblingDanish
  • Kupplungspedal, ergreifen, Kupplung, schnappen, packenGerman
  • συμπλέκτης, νεοσσιά, γραπώνω, αδράχνωGreek
  • kluĉpedalo, kuplado, ovaro, kluĉado, kluĉiloEsperanto
  • clutch, nidada, aferrarSpanish
  • kytkinFinnish
  • agripper, pédale d'embrayage, couvée, serrer, embrayage, nichéeFrench
  • ál, crágIrish
  • क्लचHindi
  • tengelykapcsoló-pedál, kuplung, szorít, szorongat, kuplungpedál, tengelykapcsolóHungarian
  • կառչելArmenian
  • koplingIndonesian
  • kúplingIcelandic
  • frizione, avvinghiareItalian
  • クラッチ, 掴むJapanese
  • ქუროGeorgian
  • квачило, спојка, куплунгMacedonian
  • koppeling, klauw, ontkoppelingspedaalDutch
  • kobling, clutchpedal, kløtsjpedal, koblingspedal, kløtsj, clutchNorwegian
  • sprzęgłoPolish
  • embreagem, bolsa carteira, embraiagemPortuguese
  • apuca, ambreiaj, pedală de ambreiaj, agățaRomanian
  • зажимать, сцепление, выводок, переделка, муфта, переплёт, схватить, клатч, зажать, ридикюль, схватывать, педаль сцепленияRussian
  • спојка, квачило, закачити, куплунг, kvačilo, spojka, kuplung, zakačitiSerbo-Croatian
  • koppling, kopplingspedalSwedish
  • debriyaj, yakalamak, tutmak, kapmakTurkish

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