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clutch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clutch

  1. 1 a number of things considered as a unit a clutch of medals adorned the general's chest Synonyms of 1clutch array, assemblage, band, bank, batch, battery, block, bunch, clot, clump, cluster, clutch, collection, constellation, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, muster, package, parcel, passel, set, suiteWords Related to 1clutch accumulation, aggregate, aggregation, conglomeration; agglomeration, assortment, hodgepodge, jumble, miscellany, mixture, odds and ends, sundries, variety; cycle, run, series, suitNear Antonyms of 1clutch entity, item, single, unit

  2. 2 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit a clutch of people traveling together Synonyms of 1clutch array, band, batch, battery, body, boodle, bunch, cluster, clutch, consort, constellation, crop, grouping, huddle, knot, lot, parcel, party, passelWords Related to 1clutch assembly, collective, congregation, gathering, muster, organization; circle, clan, clique, coterie, fellowship, gang, ring, round, set; faction, guild (also gild), order, school, sect; brigade, crew, outfit, phalanx, platoon, posse, task force, team; alliance, bloc, coalition, confederacy, confederation, federation, league, union; battalion, squadron; bevy, brood, coveyNear Antonyms of 1clutch individual, single


clutch

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clutch

  1. 1 a time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action a football quarterback who always comes through in the clutch Synonyms of 2clutch boiling point, breaking point, clutch, conjuncture, crisis, crossroad(s), crunch, crunch time, Dunkirk, exigency, extremity, flash point, head, juncture, tinderbox, zero hourWords Related to 2clutch contingency, possibility; climax, turning point; happening, landmark, milestone; condition, pass, situation, strait; deadlock, impasse, stalemate; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, last ditch, pinch, predicament, scrape, spot; eleventh hour, last minute

  2. 2 the right or means to command or control others a nation no longer living in the clutch of a cruel tyrant Synonyms of 2clutch arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), swayWords Related to 2clutch clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms of 2clutch helplessness, weaknessAntonyms of 2clutch impotence, impotency, powerlessness


clutch

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clutch

  1. to have or keep in one's hands he clutched the eggs carefully so he wouldn't drop them Synonyms of clutch clench, cling (to), hold, gripWords Related to clutch bear, carry; bag, capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, grapple, hook, land, latch (on or onto), nab, nail, seize, snap (up), snare, snatch, take, trap; feel, finger, handle, paw; clasp, embrace, grasp, hug; cradleNear Antonyms of clutch drop, give, hand, unclasp, unhand; cede, deliver, give up, hand out, hand over, release, relinquish, render, turn over, yield

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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