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v. clinched, clinch·ing, clinch·es
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.
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.
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.]


[ˈklɪntʃɪŋ] ADJ [argument] → decisivo, irrebatible
References in classic literature ?
My health is well enough," said Fernand, clinching his hands without raising his head.
Grandfather," cried Charley, clinching his fist, "I would have fought for that poor Quaker woman
LAHORE -- Showing outclass performance in international sports competitions, held in Malaysia, PU students have earned laurels by clinching gold, silver and bronze medals.
Despite racing at the British Milers Club meeting, Liverpool had several athletes doubling up with John Ashcroft clinching victory in the men's 1500m A string in 3:55.