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Definition of Clutch


  1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
  2. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
  3. A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
  4. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.
  5. The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
  6. To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
  7. To close tightly; to clinch.
  8. To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at.
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Clutch Translations

clutch in Afrikaans is koppelaar, gryp
clutch in Danish is kobling, gribe
clutch in Dutch is grijpen, bemachtigen
clutch in French is agriffons, couplage, saisir, agriffez, agriffent
clutch in German is Kupplung
clutch in Italian is frizione
clutch in Portuguese is embreagem
clutch in Spanish is acoplamiento
clutch in Swedish is greppa, koppling