Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun clinch

5 senses of clinch

Sense 1
clinch -- ((boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily)
       => maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action -- (an action aimed at evading an opponent)

Sense 2
clinch, clench -- (a small slip noose made with seizing)
       => 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)

Sense 3
clinch -- (the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet)
       => fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing -- (restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place)

Sense 4
clamp, clinch -- (a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together)
       => holding device -- (a device for holding something)

Sense 5
hug, clinch, squeeze -- (a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug")
       => embrace, embracing, embracement -- (the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb clinch

6 senses of clinch

Sense 1
clinch -- (secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 2
clinch -- (hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches)
       => hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

Sense 3
clench, clinch -- (hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel")
       => seize, prehend, clutch -- (take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize small mammals")

Sense 4
clinch -- (embrace amorously)
       => embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze -- (squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness; "Hug me, please"; "They embraced"; "He hugged her close to him")

Sense 5
clinch -- (flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched")
       => fasten, fix, secure -- (cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man")

Sense 6
clinch -- (settle conclusively; "clinch a deal")
       => settle, square off, square up, determine -- (settle conclusively; come to terms; "We finally settled the argument")

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