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clutch

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1 a number of things considered as a unit
  • A clutch of medals adorned the general's chest.
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the whole kit and caboodle

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2 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
  • a clutch of people traveling together
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the whole kit and caboodle

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clutch

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1 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
  • a football quarterback who always comes through in the clutch
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moment of truth, point of no return

2 the right or means to command or control others
  • a nation no longer living in the clutch of a cruel tyrant
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clutch

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to have or keep in one's hands
  • He clutched the eggs carefully so he wouldn't drop them.
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hang on to, hold on to

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Synonym Discussion of clutch

take, seize, grasp, clutch, snatch, grab mean to get hold of by or as if by catching up with the hand. take is a general term applicable to any manner of getting something into one's possession or control.
    • take some salad from the bowl
seize implies a sudden and forcible movement in getting hold of something tangible or an apprehending of something fleeting or elusive when intangible.
    • seized the suspect
grasp stresses a laying hold so as to have firmly in possession.
    • grasp the handle and pull
clutch suggests avidity or anxiety in seizing or grasping and may imply less success in holding.
    • clutching her purse
snatch suggests more suddenness or quickness but less force than seize.
    • snatched a doughnut and ran
grab implies more roughness or rudeness than snatch.
    • grabbed roughly by the arm


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