Associations to the word «Clinch»

Wiktionary

CLINCH, verb. To clasp; to interlock. [1560s]
CLINCH, verb. To make certain; to finalize. [1716]
CLINCH, verb. To fasten securely or permanently.
CLINCH, verb. To bend and hammer the point of (a nail) so it cannot be removed. [17th century]
CLINCH, verb. To embrace passionately.
CLINCH, verb. To hold firmly; to clench.
CLINCH, verb. To set closely together; to close tightly.
CLINCH, noun. Any of several fastenings.
CLINCH, noun. The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip or grasp.
CLINCH, noun. (obsolete) A pun.
CLINCH, noun. (nautical) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.
CLINCH, noun. A passionate embrace.
CLINCH NUT, noun. A threaded fastener secured by a press fit into one of the pieces to be joined. Frequently used in sheet metal designs when a material is too thin to tap threads.

Dictionary definition

CLINCH, noun. (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily.
CLINCH, noun. A small slip noose made with seizing.
CLINCH, noun. The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet.
CLINCH, noun. A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.
CLINCH, noun. A tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug".
CLINCH, verb. Secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall".
CLINCH, verb. Hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches.
CLINCH, verb. Hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel".
CLINCH, verb. Embrace amorously.
CLINCH, verb. Flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched".
CLINCH, verb. Settle conclusively; "clinch a deal".

Wise words

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Aeschylus