in the clutch
Definition of in the clutch
: 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
: 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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