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1. clutch

verb. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] take hold of; grab.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • grapple
  • take hold of
  • nail
  • pick up
  • get hold of
  • collar
  • claw
  • arrest
  • clench
  • prehend
  • rack
  • clinch
  • snatch up
  • grip
  • clasp
  • get
  • capture
  • nab
  • cop
  • apprehend
  • snatch
  • catch
  • grab
  • take

Antonyms

  • unhitch
  • juvenile
  • rush
  • pack

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Clutch

  • nonesuch
  • how-much
  • crutch
  • bruch
  • zuch
  • tuch
  • touch
  • szuch
  • sutch
  • such
  • ruch
  • mutsch
  • mutch
  • much
  • kutsch
  • kutch
  • kuch
  • hutch
  • huch
  • futch
  • dutch
  • dusch
  • duch
  • butsch
  • buche
  • buch

How do you pronounce clutch?

Pronounce clutch as kləʧ.

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Sentences with clutch


1. Noun, singular or mass
They are attached to the corner of a small bag and are used as an alternative to a clutch.

Quotes about clutch


1. Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it and it darts away.
- Dorothy Parker

2. This is a long goodbye, yet not time enough. I have no aptitude for this. I cannot learn this. I would hold on, and hold on, until my hands clutch at emptiness.
- Juliet Marillier, Son of the Shadows

3. I want students to engage the way a clutch on a car gets engaged: an engine can be running, making appropriate noises, burning fuel and creating exhaust fumes, but unless the clutch is engaged, nothing moves. It's all sound and smoke, and nobody gets anywhere.
- Robert L. Fried, The Passionate Teacher: A Practical Guide

2. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] the act of grasping.

Synonyms

  • grasping
  • embracement
  • choke hold
  • wrestling hold
  • clutches
  • prehension
  • grip
  • seizing
  • grasp
  • embrace
  • embracing
  • clasp
  • taking hold
  • chokehold
  • hold

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • open
  • give
  • refrain

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. clutch

verb. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] hold firmly, usually with one's hands.

Synonyms

  • draw close
  • hold close
  • take hold
  • snuggle
  • nuzzle
  • cuddle
  • hold
  • hold tight
  • nestle
  • nest

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a tense critical situation.

Antonyms

  • leave

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. clutch

verb. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] affect.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • sweep over
  • overcome
  • overtake
  • whelm
  • overwhelm
  • overpower

Antonyms

  • go
  • take away
  • arrive
  • get off

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism.

Synonyms

  • transmission system
  • clutch pedal
  • coupler
  • transmission
  • freewheel
  • friction clutch

Antonyms

  • detach
  • depress
  • lower
  • deteriorate

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a collection of things or persons to be handled together.

Synonyms

  • schmeer
  • shmear
  • accumulation
  • assemblage
  • batch
  • schmear
  • collection

Antonyms

  • unbuckle
  • lose
  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a number of birds hatched at the same time.

Antonyms

  • stay

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism.

Synonyms

  • treadle
  • foot pedal
  • pedal
  • clutch pedal

Antonyms

  • sell
  • activity
  • action
  • activeness

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. clutch

noun. ['ˈklʌtʃ'] a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand.

Synonyms

  • purse
  • handbag
  • bag
  • pocketbook

Antonyms

  • repel
  • start
  • undercharge
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • clucchen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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