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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdnoun

    the act of grasping

    "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"


  1. clutchesnoun

    control; power; -- used in the phrase in one's clutches. Same as clutch.


  1. clutchesnoun

    Grasp; possession; control.

  2. clutchesverb

    Third person singular simple present of to clutch.

  3. clutchesnoun

    Plural form of clutch.


  1. clutches

    A clutch is a mechanical device that allows the output shaft to be disconnected from the rotating input shaft. The clutch's input shaft is typically attached to a motor, while the clutch's output shaft is connected to the mechanism that does the work. In a motor vehicle, the clutch acts as a mechanical linkage between the engine and transmission. By disengaging the clutch, the engine speed (RPM) is no longer determined by the speed of the driven wheels. Another example of clutch usage is in electric drills. The clutch's input shaft is driven by a motor and the output shaft is connected to the drill bit (via several intermediate components). The cluch allows the drill bit to either spin at the same speed as the motor (clutch engaged), spin at a lower speed as the motor (clutch slipping) or remain stationary while the motor is spinning (clutch disengaged).


  1. clutches

    1. A mechanical device which engages and disengages power transmission, specifically from a driving shaft to a driven shaft. 2. In cars, a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism. 3. A tight grip or hold, such as someone might have on a possession or another person. 4. A small, handheld bag or purse without handles or straps, primarily used for holding a few essentials and often used for special occasions or evenings out. 5. In terms of animal biology, it refers to the group of eggs laid or carried by a bird, reptile, amphibian, or fish. 6. A critical moment that comes in a game or competition where the pressure is increased. 7. In sports, a player who is able to excel under increased pressure conditions is often referred to as "clutch."

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clutches in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clutches in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of clutches in a Sentence

  1. Scott C. Holstad:

    I allowed you to destroy me, my self-confidence, my ego, my identity as a human being and as a man. for years i was a shadow of my former self. the pain you caused was brutal and intense but i have a new life and a new incarnation and you’re hardly worth thinking about anymore and being free at last of your clutches, I have a new world to look forward to.

  2. Zumhar Jamal al-Karwi:

    We won't accept Jalawla remaining in Kurdish clutches. If they cling to it by force, it will be retaken by force, we are prepared to fight against the Kurds alongside the militias unless the peshmerga leave Jalawla.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is in the clutches of a left-wing mob, they've finally convinced House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to impeach the President. All of you know your Constitution. The way that impeachment stops is a Senate majority, with me as majority leader.

  4. Erik Gordon:

    Hedge fund managers with great track records have stood by their conviction that Valeant is a great company despite a growing list of questions about its business model, its pricing policies, its pile of debt and the determination of potential acquisition targets to stay out of Valeant's clutches.

  5. Sumner Redstone:

    I will soon be announcing legal steps to join with the Viacom Inc directors in our common cause to liberate my grandfather from Shari's clutches and protect my fellow trust beneficiaries and Sumner Redstone from her machinations.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    A arbalist
    B calcaneus
    C congius
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