in the clutch

Definition of in the clutch

US
:in a very important or critical situation especially during a sports competition
  • He is known for his ability to come through in the clutch.
  • She scored a basket in the clutch.

Word by Word Definitions

clutch play
  1. : to grasp or hold with or as if with the hand or claws usually strongly, tightly, or suddenly

  2. : clench

  3. : to seek to grasp and hold

  1. : the claws or a hand in the act of grasping or seizing firmly

  2. : an often cruel or unrelenting control, power, or possession

  3. : the act of grasping, holding, or restraining

  1. : made or done in a crucial situation

  2. : successful in a crucial situation

  1. : a nest of eggs or a brood of chicks

  2. : group, bunch


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