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Overview of noun clutches

The noun clutches has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

(the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing")


Overview of noun clutch

The noun clutch has 7 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

(the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing")

2. (1) clutch

(a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch")

3. clutch

(a number of birds hatched at the same time)

4. batch, clutch

(a collection of things or persons to be handled together)

5. clutch bag, clutch

(a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand)

6. clutch, clutch pedal

(a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other")

7. clutch

(a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch")


Overview of verb clutch

The verb clutch has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (16) seize, prehend, clutch

(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")

2. (1) cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch

(hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")

3. seize, clutch, get hold of

(affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease")

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