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cinch

 (sĭnch)
n.
1.
a. A girth for a pack or saddle.
b. An encircling cord, band, or belt.
2.
a. Something easy to accomplish. See Synonyms at breeze1.
b. A sure thing; a certainty: Their team is a cinch to win the tournament.
v. cinched, cinch·ing, cinch·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To put a saddle girth on (a horse).
b. To secure (a saddle) by means of a cinch.
c. To encircle or wrap tightly: "her hair orderly, her nightgown cinched around her neck" (E. Annie Proulx).
d. To tighten (an encircling cord or belt, for example).
2. Informal To make certain; secure or guarantee: cinch a victory.
v.intr.
To tighten an encircling band or saddle girth. Often used with up.

[Spanish cincha, feminine of cincho, belt, from Latin cīnctus, from past participle of cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.]

cinch

(sɪntʃ)
n
1. slang an easy task
2. slang a certainty
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) US and Canadian a band around a horse's belly to keep the saddle in position. Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): girth
4. informal a firm grip
vb
5. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (often foll by up) US and Canadian to fasten a girth around (a horse)
6. (tr) informal to make sure of
7. (tr) informal to get a firm grip on
[C19: from Spanish cincha saddle girth, from Latin cingula girdle, from cingere to encircle]

cinch

(sɪntʃ)
n
(Card Games) a card game in which the five of trumps ranks highest
[C19: probably from cinch1]

cinch

(sɪntʃ)

n.
1. a strong girth for securing a pack or saddle.
2. a firm hold or tight grip.
3. Informal.
a. something sure or easy: Fixing this leak is a cinch.
b. a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation: She's a cinch to win the contest.
v.t.
4. to gird with a cinch; gird or bind firmly.
5. Informal. to make sure of; guarantee: Your support will cinch the deal.
[1855–60, Amer.; < Sp cincha < Latin cingula girth =cing(ere) to gird + -ula -ule]

cinch


Past participle: cinched
Gerund: cinching

Imperative
cinch
cinch
Present
I cinch
you cinch
he/she/it cinches
we cinch
you cinch
they cinch
Preterite
I cinched
you cinched
he/she/it cinched
we cinched
you cinched
they cinched
Present Continuous
I am cinching
you are cinching
he/she/it is cinching
we are cinching
you are cinching
they are cinching
Present Perfect
I have cinched
you have cinched
he/she/it has cinched
we have cinched
you have cinched
they have cinched
Past Continuous
I was cinching
you were cinching
he/she/it was cinching
we were cinching
you were cinching
they were cinching
Past Perfect
I had cinched
you had cinched
he/she/it had cinched
we had cinched
you had cinched
they had cinched
Future
I will cinch
you will cinch
he/she/it will cinch
we will cinch
you will cinch
they will cinch
Future Perfect
I will have cinched
you will have cinched
he/she/it will have cinched
we will have cinched
you will have cinched
they will have cinched
Future Continuous
I will be cinching
you will be cinching
he/she/it will be cinching
we will be cinching
you will be cinching
they will be cinching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cinching
you have been cinching
he/she/it has been cinching
we have been cinching
you have been cinching
they have been cinching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cinching
you will have been cinching
he/she/it will have been cinching
we will have been cinching
you will have been cinching
they will have been cinching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cinching
you had been cinching
he/she/it had been cinching
we had been cinching
you had been cinching
they had been cinching
Conditional
I would cinch
you would cinch
he/she/it would cinch
we would cinch
you would cinch
they would cinch
Past Conditional
I would have cinched
you would have cinched
he/she/it would have cinched
we would have cinched
you would have cinched
they would have cinched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cinch - any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product will be no picnic"
doddle - an easy task
project, task, undertaking, labor - any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted; "he prepared for great undertakings"
2.cinch - stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place
harness - stable gear consisting of an arrangement of leather straps fitted to a draft animal so that it can be attached to and pull a cart
saddlery, stable gear, tack - gear for a horse
3.cinch - a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps
all fours, high-low-jack - card games in which points are won for taking the high or low or jack or game
Verb1.cinch - tie a cinch around; "cinch horses"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
2.cinch - make sure of
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something; "He verified that the valves were closed"; "See that the curtains are closed"; "control the quality of the product"
3.cinch - get a grip on; get mastery of
master, control - have a firm understanding or knowledge of; be on top of; "Do you control these data?"

cinch

noun
1. An easily accomplished task:
Informal: breeze.
Slang: duck soup.
2. A clearly established fact:
verb
Informal. To render certain:
Translations
شَيئٌ سَهْلشَيئٌ مُأَكَّد
hračkajistá věctutovka
en let sag
tuti
enginn vandigefiî mál, öruggur hlutur
tikras dalykas
droša lietatīrais nieks
çocuk oyuncağıgarantikesin bir şeykolay şey

cinch

[sɪntʃ] N it's a cinch (= easy thing) → está tirado, es pan comido; (= sure thing) → es cosa segura

cinch

[ˈsɪntʃ] n
it's a cinch → c'est du gâteau, c'est l'enfance de l'artcinder block cinderblock [ˈsɪndərblɒk] (US)
n (= breeze-block) → parpaing m
modif [home, wall] → de parpaing, en parpaing

cinch

n
(US: = saddle girth) → Sattelgurt m
(inf) it’s a cinch (= easy)das ist ein Kinderspiel or ein Klacks (inf); (esp US: = certain) → es ist todsicher (inf)
vt (US)
to cinch a horseden Sattelgurt anziehen
(inf) dealregeln (sl)

cinch

[sɪntʃ] n (fam) it's a cinch (easy thing) → è una cretinata or una sciocchezza, è presto fatto; (sure thing) → è una cosa sicura

cinch

(sintʃ) noun
1. a certainty. It's a cinch!
2. something easy.
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