Definition of in someone's or something's clutches
- The hawk had the mouse in its clutches.
- They were powerless to oppose them. He had them in his clutches.
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: to grasp or hold with or as if with the hand or claws usually strongly, tightly, or suddenly
: to seek to grasp and hold
: the claws or a hand in the act of grasping or seizing firmly
: an often cruel or unrelenting control, power, or possession
: the act of grasping, holding, or restraining
: made or done in a crucial situation
: successful in a crucial situation
: a nest of eggs or a brood of chicks
: group, bunch
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