HyperDic: clinch

English > 11 senses of the word clinch:
VERBcontactclinchsecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
contactclinchhold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
contactclinch, clenchhold in a tight grasp
contactclinchembrace amorously
contactclinchflatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
communicationclinchsettle conclusively
NOUNactclinch(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
artifactclinch, clencha small slip noose made with seizing
artifactclinchthe flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
artifactclinch, clampa device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
actclinch, hug, squeezea tight or amorous embrace
clinch > pronunciation
Soundsklih'nch
Rhymescinch ... winch: 9 rhymes with ihnch...
English > clinch: 11 senses > noun 1, act
Meaning(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily.
Categoryboxing, pugilism, fisticuffsfighting with the fists
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, evasive actionAn action aimed at evading an opponent
Spanishabrazo
Catalanabraçada
English > clinch: 11 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA small slip noose made with seizing.
Synonymclench
Categoryvessel, watercraftA craft designed for water transportation / transportation
Narrowerdouble clinchA clinch with two loops
inside clinchA clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
outside clinchA clinch with the end of the line outside the loop
Broadernoose, running noose, slip nooseA loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot
Verbsclinchsecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
English > clinch: 11 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningThe flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet.
Part ofboltA screw that screws into a nut to form a fastener
nailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
rivetHeavy pin having a head at one end and the other end being hammered flat after being passed through holes in the pieces that are fastened together
Broaderfastener, fastening, holdfast, fixingrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Spanishremache
English > clinch: 11 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.
Synonymclamp
NarrowerC-clampA clamp in the shape of the letter C
bench clampA clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
crampA clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
pipe vise, pipe clampA clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
pressclamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
Broaderholding deviceA device for holding / holding something
Spanishabrazadera, cárcel
Catalancep, congreny, gafa, serjant
English > clinch: 11 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA tight or amorous embrace.
Synonymshug, squeeze
Broaderembrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
Spanishabrazo apasionado, abrazo, achuchón, apretón
Catalanabraçada, masegada
Verbsclinchhold in a tight grasp
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningSecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The girder was clinched into the wall"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Similar toclinchflatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
Nounsclincha small slip noose made with seizing
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaninghold in a tight grasp.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymclench
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishempuñar
Nounsclincha tight or amorous embrace
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningembrace amorously.
PatternSomebody ----s
Broaderembrace, hug, bosom, squeezeSqueeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Spanishapapachar
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 5, contact
Meaningflatten the ends (of nails and rivets).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"the nails were clinched"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Similar toclinchSecure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
Spanishremachar
English > clinch: 11 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningSettle conclusively.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"clinch a deal"
Broadersettle, square off, square up, determineSettle conclusively
Nounsclinchera point or fact or remark that settles something conclusively

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