Pronunciation: klĭnch; 224
v. t.1.To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.
[imp. & p. p. Clinched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clinching.]
2.To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
3.To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
4.To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.
v. i.1.To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.
n.1.The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.
2.A pun.
3.(Naut.) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.
Noun1.clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
2.clinch - a small slip noose made with seizing
Synonyms: clench
3.clinch - the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
4.clinch - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
Synonyms: hug, squeeze
Verb1.clinch - secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
2.clinch - hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
3.clinch - hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
Synonyms: clench
4.clinch - embrace amorously
5.clinch - flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
6.clinch - settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
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