Definitions for clutch

Definitions for (noun) clutch

Main entry: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

Definition: the act of grasping

Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

Main entry: clutch

Definition: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

Usage: this year's model has an improved clutch

Main entry: clutch, clutch pedal

Definition: a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

Usage: he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other

Main entry: clutch, clutch bag

Definition: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

Main entry: batch, clutch

Definition: a collection of things or persons to be handled together

Main entry: clutch

Definition: a number of birds hatched at the same time

Main entry: clutch

Definition: a tense critical situation

Usage: he is a good man in the clutch

Definitions for (verb) clutch

Main entry: seize, get hold of, clutch

Definition: affect

Usage: Fear seized the prisoners; The patient was seized with unbearable pains; He was seized with a dreadful disease

Main entry: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: 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

Main entry: cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight

Definition: hold firmly, usually with one's hands

Usage: She clutched my arm when she got scared

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