HyperDic: clutch

English > 10 senses of the word clutch:
VERBcontactclutch, seize, prehendtake hold of
contactclutch, cling to, hold close, hold tighthold firmly, usually with one's hands
cognitionclutch, seize, get hold ofaffect
NOUNactclutch, clasp, clench, clutches, grasp, grip, holdthe act of grasping
stateclutcha tense critical situation
groupclutcha number of birds hatched at the same time
groupclutch, batcha collection of things or persons to be handled together
artifactclutch, clutch baga woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
artifactclutch, clutch pedala pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
artifactclutcha coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
clutch > pronunciation
Soundsklah'ch
RhymesBruch ... touch: 11 rhymes with ahch...
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of grasping.
Synonymsclasp, clench, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
Narrowerchokehold, choke holdA restraining hold / hold
embrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
wrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
Broadergrasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionThe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
Spanishagarre, agarro, agarrón
Catalanagafada, agarrada
Verbsclutchtake hold of
clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA tense critical situation.
Example"he is a good man in the clutch"
Broadertemporary stateA state that continues for a limited time
Spanishcrisis
Verbsclutchaffect
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA number of birds hatched at the same time.
BroaderbroodThe young of an animal cared for at one time
Spanishnidada
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningA collection of things or persons to be handled together.
Synonymbatch
Narrowerschmeer, schmear, shmear(Yiddish) a batch of things that go together
Broadercollection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblageSeveral things grouped together or considered as a whole
Spanishlote
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand.
Synonymclutch bag
Broaderbag, handbag, pocketbook, purseA container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
Spanishmonedero
Catalanmoneder
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism.
Example"he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
Synonymclutch pedal
Part ofclutchA coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
Broaderpedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leverA lever that is operated with the foot
Spanishembrague, pedal de embrague, pedal del embrague
English > clutch: 10 senses > noun 7, artifact
MeaningA coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism.
Example"this year's model has an improved clutch"
Part oftransmission, transmission systemThe gears that transmit power from an automobile engine via the driveshaft to the live axle
Partsclutch, clutch pedalA pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
NarrowerfreewheelA clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
friction clutchA clutch in which one part turns the other by the friction between them
Broadercoupling, couplerA mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
Spanishembrague
Catalanembragatge
English > clutch: 10 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningtake hold of; grab.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example "She clutched her purse"
Synonymsseize, prehend
Narrowercatch, grab, take hold oftake hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of
claspgrasp firmly
clawClutch as if in panic
clench, clinchhold in a tight grasp
collar, nail, apprehend, arrest, pick up, nab, copTake into custody
collarseize by the neck or collar / collar / collar
get, catch, capturesucceed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase
grabTake or grasp suddenly
grapple, gripTo grip or seize, as in a wrestling match
griphold fast or firmly
nabseize suddenly
rackseize together, as of parallel ropes of a tackle in order to prevent running through the block
snatch, snatch up, snapTo grasp hastily or eagerly
Broadertake, get hold ofGet into one's hands, take physically
Spanishaferrar, agarrar, apoderar, apresar, asir, capturar, coger, confiscar, embargar, incautar, prender, sobrecoger
Catalanagafar, agarrar, apoderar-se, apoderar, capturar, colpir, confiscar, embargar, incautar
Nounsclutchthe act of grasping
English > clutch: 10 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaninghold firmly, usually with one's hands.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She clutched my arm when she got scared"
Synonymscling to, hold close, hold tight
Narrowercuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closeMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishagarrarse
Nounsclutchthe act of grasping
English > clutch: 10 senses > verb 3, cognition
Meaningaffect.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Synonymsseize, get hold of
Broaderoverwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtakeOvercome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Nounsclutcha tense critical situation

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