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cinch

noun \ ˈsinch \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of cinch

1 : a strap that holds a saddle on a horse
2 : a tight grip
3 a : a thing done with ease
  • Getting reelected would be a cinch for him.
b : a certainty to happen
  • it's a cinch he'll break the record

Examples of cinch in a Sentence

  1. This recipe is a cinch.

  2. This dish is a cinch to make.

Recent Examples of cinch from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of cinch

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

cinch Synonyms

Phrases

piece of cake, walk in the park;

Other Equestrian Terms


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cinch

verb

Definition of cinch

1 a : to put a cinch on
  • cinch a horse
b : to fasten (something, such as a belt or strap) tightly
  • He cinched his belt tight.
2 : to make certain : assure
  • the goal that cinched the victory
: to tighten the cinch often used with up
  • cinched up before mounting his horse

Examples of cinch in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of cinch

see 1cinch

cinch Synonyms


CINCH Defined for English Language Learners

cinch

Definition of cinch for English Language Learners

  • : 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


cinch

Definition of cinch for English Language Learners

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

  • : to make (something) certain to happen


CINCH Defined for Kids

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cinch

noun \ ˈsinch \

Definition of cinch for Students

1 : a sure or an easy thing
  • This game is a cinch to learn.
2 : girth 2

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cinch

verb

Definition of cinch for Students

cinched; cinching
: to fasten (as a belt or strap) tightly


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