in the clutch

Definition of in the clutch


  1. :  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

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

    :  clench

    :  to seek to grasp and hold

  1. :  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

  1. :  made or done in a crucial situation

    :  successful in a crucial situation

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

    :  group, bunch

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a trip made at another's expense

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