(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
a small slip noose made with seizing
the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
hug, clinch, squeeze(verb)
a tight or amorous embrace
"come here and give me a big hug"
secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
"The girder was clinched into the wall"
hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
hold in a tight grasp
"clench a steering wheel"
flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
"the nails were clinched"
"clinch a deal"
Any of several fastenings.
A passionate embrace.
To clasp; to interlock.
To make certain; to finalize.
I already planned to buy the car, but the color was what really clinched it for me.
To fasten securely or permanently.
To bend and hammer the point of a nail so it cannot be removed.
To embrace passionately.
to hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly
to set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first
to bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail
to make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument
to hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another
the act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch
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
Origin: [OE. clenchen, prop. causative of clink to cause to clink, to strike; cf. D. klinken to tinkle, rivet. See Clink.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
klinsh, Clench, klensh, v.t. to fasten or rivet a nail by bending the point and beating the bent part flat against the object through which the nail was driven: to grasp tightly: to set firmly, as the teeth: to fasten on: (fig.) to drive home an argument: to settle or confirm.—n. something set firmly: the fastening of a nail by beating it back, as in the verb: a pun.—n. Clinch′er, one that clinches: a decisive argument.—adj. Clinch′er-built (same as Clinker-built).—n. Clinch′er-work, the disposition of the side planks of a vessel, when the lower edge of one row overlaps the row next under it. [Causal form of klink, to strike smartly; Dut. and Ger. klinken, to rivet a bolt.]
The numerical value of clinch in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of clinch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
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