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clinch
'clinch' - used as a noun
1. (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
2. a small slip noose made with seizing
3. the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
4. a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
5. a tight or amorous embrace

'clinch' - used as a verb
6. secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
The girder was clinched into the wall
7. hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
8. hold in a tight grasp
9. embrace amorously
10. flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
the nails were clinched
11. settle conclusively
clinch a deal

derived forms
1. Clinch / Plural
clinches
2. Clinch / Past
clinched
3. Clinch / Third Person
clinches
4. Clinch / Present Participle
clinching
Variations of 'clinch'
 
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