clinch

Primary Meanings of clinch

1.
vn
secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
2.
v
settle conclusively
3.
vn
hold in a tight grasp
a tight or amorous embrace
4.
n
a small slip noose made with seizing
5.
n
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
Full Definitions of clinch
1

v secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

“The girder was clinched into the wall”
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

v flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

“the nails were clinched
Type of:
fasten, fix, secure
cause to be firmly attached

n the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Type of:
fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
2

v settle conclusively

clinch a deal”
Type of:
determine, settle, square off, square up
settle conclusively; come to terms
3

v hold in a tight grasp

Synonyms:
clench
Type of:
clutch, prehend, seize
take hold of; grab

v embrace amorously

Type of:
bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

v hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

Type of:
hold, take hold
have or hold in one's hands or grip

n a tight or amorous embrace

Synonyms:
hug, squeeze
Type of:
embrace, embracement, embracing
the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)

n (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

Type of:
evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre
an action aimed at evading an opponent
4

n a small slip noose made with seizing

Synonyms:
clench
Types:
double clinch
a clinch with two loops
inside clinch
a clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
outside clinch
a clinch with the end of the line outside the loop
Type of:
noose, running noose, slip noose
a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
5

n a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

Synonyms:
clamp
Types:
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bench clamp
a clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
C-clamp
a clamp in the shape of the letter C
cramp
a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
pipe clamp, pipe vise
a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
press
clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
Type of:
holding device
a device for holding something

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