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clutch



I - noun
1. the act of grasping (Freq. 2)
- he released his clasp on my arm
- he has a strong grip for an old man
- she kept a firm hold on the railing
Syn:
clasp, clench, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
Derivationally related forms:
hold (for: hold), grip (for: grip), grasp (for: grasp), clench (for: clench), clasp (for: clasp)
Hypernyms:
grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension
Hyponyms:
chokehold, choke hold, embrace, embracing, embracement, wrestling hold
2. a tense critical situation (Freq. 1)
- he is a good man in the clutch
Hypernyms:
temporary state
3. a number of birds hatched at the same time
Hypernyms:
brood
4. a collection of things or persons to be handled together
Syn:
batch
Derivationally related forms:
batch (for: batch)
Hypernyms:
collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage
Hyponyms:
schmeer, schmear, shmear
5. a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
Syn:
clutch bag
Hypernyms:
bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse
6. a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
- he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other
Syn:
clutch pedal
Hypernyms:
pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever
7. a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
- this year's model has an improved clutch
Hypernyms:
coupling, coupler
Hyponyms:
freewheel, friction clutch
Part Holonyms:
transmission, transmission system
Part Meronyms:
clutch pedal

II - verb
1. take hold of;
grab (Freq. 16)
- The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter
- She clutched her purse
- The mother seized her child by the arm
- Birds of prey often seize small mammals
Syn:
seize, prehend
Derivationally related forms:
prehension (for: prehend), seizing (for: seize)
Hypernyms:
take, get hold of
Hyponyms:
nab, rack, claw, collar, nail,
apprehend, arrest, pick up, cop, get, catch,
capture, clasp, grip, grab, take hold of, snatch,
snatch up, snap, clench, clinch, grapple
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
2. hold firmly, usually with one's hands (Freq. 1)
- She clutched my arm when she got scared
Syn:
cling to, hold close, hold tight
Hypernyms:
hold, take hold
Hyponyms:
cuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw close
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Somebody ----s somebody
3. affect
- Fear seized the prisoners
- The patient was seized with unbearable pains
- He was seized with a dreadful disease
Syn:
seize, get hold of
Hypernyms:
overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake
Verb Frames:
- Something ----s somebody

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