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cinch

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noun \ˈsinch\

Simple Definition of cinch

  • : something that is very easy to do

  • —used to say that something will certainly happen or that someone will easily do something

  • : a strap that holds a saddle on a horse

Full Definition of cinch

  1. 1 :  a girth for a pack or saddle

  2. 2 :  a tight grip

  3. 3 a :  a thing done with ease b :  a certainty to happen <it's a cinch he'll break the record>

Examples of cinch

  1. This recipe is a cinch.

  2. This dish is a cinch to make.



Origin of cinch

Spanish cincha, from Latin cingula girdle, girth, from cingere — more at cincture


First Known Use: 1859

Other Equestrian Terms

Rhymes with cinch


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cinch

verb

Simple Definition of cinch

  • : to fasten (something, such as a belt or strap) tightly around someone or something

  • : to make (something) certain to happen

Full Definition of cinch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to put a cinch on b :  to fasten (as a belt or strap) tightly

  3. 2 :  to make certain :  assure <the goal that cinched the victory>

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to tighten the cinch —often used with up

Examples of cinch

  1. The coat is cinched at the waist.

  2. The rider cinched the saddle.

  3. The candidate cinched the nomination by winning the major primary elections.

  4. The home run cinched the victory.



1866

First Known Use of cinch

1866


CINCH Defined for Kids

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cinch

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noun \ˈsinch\

Definition of cinch

  1. 1 :  a sure or an easy thing <This game is a cinch to learn.>

  2. 2 :  girth 2




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cinch

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verb

Definition of cinch

cinchedcinch·ing

  1. :  to fasten (as a belt or strap) tightly





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