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clutch bag

clutch bag

n.
A small, strapless purse that is carried in the hand; a clutch.

clutch1

(klʌtʃ)

v.t.
1. to seize with or as if with the hands or claws; snatch.
2. to hold tightly.
3. to spellbind; grip a person's interest or emotions.
v.i.
4. to try to seize or grasp (usu. fol. by at): to clutch at a fleeing child.
5. to operate the clutch in a vehicle.
n.
6. the hand, claw, etc., when grasping.
7. Often, clutches. power or control: to fall into the clutches of the enemy.
8. a tight grip or hold.
9. a device for gripping something.
10.
a. a mechanism for engaging or disengaging a shaft that drives a mechanism or is driven by another part.
b. a pedal or other control for operating this.
11. a critical point or moment.
12. a woman's small strapless handbag.
adj.
13. done in a critical situation: a clutch shot that won the game.
14. dependable in crucial situations: a clutch player.
[1175–1225; Middle English clucchen, variant of clicchen, Old English clyccan to clench]

clutch2

(klʌtʃ)

n., v. clutched, clutch•ing. n.
1. a hatch of eggs; the number of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
2. a brood of chickens.
3. a number of similar things or individuals.
v.t.
4. to hatch (chickens).
[1715–25; variant of dial. cletch; akin to Scots cleck to hatch]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clutch bag - a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the handclutch bag - a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
handbag, purse, bag, pocketbook - a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
Translations

clutch bag

, clutch purse (US)
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clutch bag

npochette f inv
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