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clinch

 (klĭnch)
v. clinched, clinch·ing, clinch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by bending down or flattening the pointed end that protrudes.
b. To fasten together in this way.
2. To settle definitely and conclusively; make final: "The cocktail circuit is a constant and more contracts are clinched over pâté than over paper" (Ann L. Trebbe).
3. Sports To secure (a divisional championship, for instance) before the end of regular season play by having an insurmountable lead.
4. To fasten with a clinch knot.
v.intr.
1. To be held together securely.
2. Sports To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
3. Slang To embrace amorously.
n.
1. Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
2. The clinched part of a nail, bolt, or rivet.
3. Sports An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
4. A clinch knot.
5. Slang An amorous embrace.

[Variant of clench.]

clinch

(klɪntʃ)
vb
1. (Tools) (tr) to secure (a driven nail) by bending the protruding point over
2. (Tools) (tr) to hold together in such a manner: to clinch the corners of the frame.
3. (tr) to settle (something, such as an argument, bargain, etc) in a definite way
4. (Nautical Terms) (tr) nautical to fasten by means of a clinch
5. (Boxing) (intr) to engage in a clinch, as in boxing or wrestling
n
6. the act of clinching
7. (Building)
a. a nail with its point bent over
b. the part of such a nail, etc, that has been bent over
8. (Boxing) boxing wrestling an act or an instance in which one or both competitors hold on to the other to avoid punches, regain wind, etc
9. (Wrestling) boxing wrestling an act or an instance in which one or both competitors hold on to the other to avoid punches, regain wind, etc
10. slang a lovers' embrace
11. (Nautical Terms) nautical a loop or eye formed in a line by seizing the end to the standing part.
Also (for senses 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10): clench
[C16: variant of clench]

clinch

(klɪntʃ)

v.t.
1. to settle (a matter) decisively.
2.
a. to secure (a nail, screw, etc.) in position by beating down the protruding point.
b. to fasten (objects) together by nails, screws, etc., secured in this manner.
v.i.
3. to engage in a clinch in boxing.
4. Slang. to embrace, esp. passionately.
5. (of a clinched nail, screw, etc.) to hold fast; be secure.
n.
6. the act of clinching.
7. an instance of one or both boxers holding the other about the arms or body to prevent or hinder the opponent's punches.
8. Slang. a passionate embrace.
9. a clinched nail or fastening.
10. the bent part of a clinched nail, screw, etc.
Also, clench (for defs. 1,2,9,11,12).
[1560–70; later variant of Middle English clenchen; see clench]
clinch′ing•ly, adv.

clinch


Past participle: clinched
Gerund: clinching

Imperative
clinch
clinch
Present
I clinch
you clinch
he/she/it clinches
we clinch
you clinch
they clinch
Preterite
I clinched
you clinched
he/she/it clinched
we clinched
you clinched
they clinched
Present Continuous
I am clinching
you are clinching
he/she/it is clinching
we are clinching
you are clinching
they are clinching
Present Perfect
I have clinched
you have clinched
he/she/it has clinched
we have clinched
you have clinched
they have clinched
Past Continuous
I was clinching
you were clinching
he/she/it was clinching
we were clinching
you were clinching
they were clinching
Past Perfect
I had clinched
you had clinched
he/she/it had clinched
we had clinched
you had clinched
they had clinched
Future
I will clinch
you will clinch
he/she/it will clinch
we will clinch
you will clinch
they will clinch
Future Perfect
I will have clinched
you will have clinched
he/she/it will have clinched
we will have clinched
you will have clinched
they will have clinched
Future Continuous
I will be clinching
you will be clinching
he/she/it will be clinching
we will be clinching
you will be clinching
they will be clinching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clinching
you have been clinching
he/she/it has been clinching
we have been clinching
you have been clinching
they have been clinching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clinching
you will have been clinching
he/she/it will have been clinching
we will have been clinching
you will have been clinching
they will have been clinching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clinching
you had been clinching
he/she/it had been clinching
we had been clinching
you had been clinching
they had been clinching
Conditional
I would clinch
you would clinch
he/she/it would clinch
we would clinch
you would clinch
they would clinch
Past Conditional
I would have clinched
you would have clinched
he/she/it would have clinched
we would have clinched
you would have clinched
they would have clinched

clinch

Holding on to an opponent.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre - an action aimed at evading an opponent
boxing, pugilism, fisticuffs - fighting with the fists
2.clinch - a small slip noose made with seizing
double clinch - a clinch with two loops
inside clinch - a clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
running noose, slip noose, noose - a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
outside clinch - a clinch with the end of the line outside the loop
vessel, watercraft - a craft designed for water transportation
3.clinch - the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
bolt - a screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
nail - a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
rivet - heavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
4.clinch - a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly togetherclinch - a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
bench clamp - a clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
C-clamp - a clamp in the shape of the letter C
cramp - a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
holding device - a device for holding something
pipe clamp, pipe vise - a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
press - clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
5.clinch - a tight or amorous embraceclinch - a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
embrace, embracement, embracing - the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Verb1.clinch - secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
clinch - flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
2.clinch - hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
3.clinch - hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
clutch, prehend, seize - 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"
4.clinch - embrace amorously
hug, bosom, embrace, squeeze - squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him"
5.clinch - flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
clinch - secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
6.clinch - settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
square off, square up, settle, determine - settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument"

clinch

verb
1. secure, close, confirm, conclude, seal, verify, sew up (informal), set the seal on He is about to clinch a deal with an American engine manufacturer.
2. settle, decide, determine, tip the balance Evidently this information clinched the matter.
3. win, get, land, gain, achieve, bag (informal), acquire, accomplish, attain Leeds need to finish in the first three to clinch the title.
noun
1. embrace, hug, cuddle They were caught in a clinch when their parents returned home unexpectedly.

clinch

verb
Slang. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
noun
Slang. The act of embracing:
Translations
يَعْقِدُ صَفْقَه
potvrdit
vinde
megköt
ganga frá, útkljá
galutinai susitartigalutinai sutarti
galīgi izšķirtnoslēgt darījumu
anlaşmaya varmak

clinch

[klɪntʃ]
A. N
1. (Boxing) → clinch m
2. (= embrace) → abrazo m
in a clinchabrazados, agarrados (LAm)
to go into a clinchabrazarse, agarrarse (LAm)
B. VT
1. (= secure) → afianzar; [+ nail] → remachar, roblar
2. (= settle decisively) [+ deal] → cerrar, firmar; [+ argument] → remachar, terminar; [+ agreement] → cerrar
to clinch matterspara acabar de remacharlo
that clinches itestá decidido, ni una palabra más

clinch

[ˈklɪntʃ] vt [+ deal] → conclure

clinch

vt
(Tech: also clench) nailkrumm schlagen
argumentzum Abschluss bringen; to clinch the dealden Handel perfekt machen, den Handel besiegeln; that clinches itdamit ist der Fall erledigt
vi (Boxing) → in den Clinch gehen, clinchen
n (Boxing, fig) → Clinch m; in a clinchim Clinch (inf)

clinch

[klɪntʃ]
1. n in a clinch (fam) (embrace) → abbracciati/e stretti/e
2. vt (settle, deal) → concludere; (argument) → chiudere
that clinches it → è fatta

clinch

(klintʃ) verb
to settle or come to an agreement about (an argument or a bargain). The businessmen clinched the deal.
References in classic literature ?
It soon seemed that the encounter was done saving only the final death thrust when Bar Comas slipped in breaking away from a clinch.
We all knew that, and to our innocent minds it seemed to clinch the matter.
The ape was staggered, and what with the mortal wound in his side had almost collapsed, when, with one mighty effort he rallied for an instant--just long enough to enable him to wrest his arm free from Tarzan's grasp and close in a terrific clinch with his wiry opponent.
And then he did a foolish thing, for as I leaped back to gain a second in which to calm the shock of the wound he rushed after me and tried to clinch.
Striking at each other and ceaselessly attempting to clinch, the two battled about the small interior of the tent, while the girl, wide-eyed in terror and astonishment, watched the duel in frozen silence.
The brute met the charge with lowered head and outstretched hands, and in another second they were locked in a clinch, tearing at one another like two great gorillas.
Whatever one woman says, another woman is determined to clinch, always.
As for the rest, he lived in his intellect, ruling his people, seeking out data from which to induce laws that would make his people stronger and rivet his people's clinch upon life.
Her father always contended I was a socialist, and this miserable stuff will clinch his belief.
A rush of three more gained the top and locked with Bill Totts in a gigantic clinch, during which his scalp was opened up by a club, and coat, vest, and half his starched shirt were torn from him.
You build up your sentences well; you clinch your conclusions in a workmanlike manner.
Joe made an effort to get away, but Ponta got one hand free and Joe rushed back into a second clinch, to escape the blow.