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  Words related to clinch

Related / Similar Words: hug, squeeze, clench

 

Definition:
  • (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily;
  • a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug";
  • the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet;
  • a small slip noose made with seizing;
  • settle conclusively; "clinch a deal";
  • flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched";
  • secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall";
  • embrace amorously;
  • hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel";
  • hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches;

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    Hyponyms: double clinch, inside clinch, outside clinch

     

    Part Meronyms: nail, bolt, rivet

     

    Derivational Morphology: clench, embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze, clincher, decisive factor, clasp, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold

     

     
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