clutch

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. hold fast, grip, cling to, clench; snatch, seize, grasp, grab, collar; clasp, squeeze, embrace.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A mechanical device]
Syn. friction clutch, coupling, connection; see link , part 2 .
2. [Grip]
Syn. grasp, clasp, hold; see grip 2 .
v.
Syn. grab, grasp, grip; see hold 1 , seize 1 .
See Synonym Study at seize .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
grasp, snatch, seize, grip, grab, catch, nab, snare, clench, hold, squeeze.
ANT.: release, drop
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding: catch, grab, seizure, snatch. See GET. 2. An act or means of holding something: clasp, clench, grasp, grip, hold. Sports: grapple. See KEEP.
V
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on: clasp, clench, grab, grapple, grasp, grip, seize. See KEEP. 2. To get hold of (something moving): catch, grab, seize, snatch. Informal: nab. Idiom: lay hands on. See GET.
VI
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A number of individuals making up or considered a unit: array, band2, batch, bevy, body, bunch, bundle, clump, cluster, collection, group, knot, lot, party, set2. See GROUP.

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  • Clutch — Жанры Стоунер рок Хардкор Хард рок Фанк метал Блюз рок Годы 1990 настоящее время …   Википедия

  • Clutch — Clutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Clutched} (kl[u^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. {Clutching}.] [OE. clucchen. See {Clutch}, n.] 1. To seize, clasp, or grip with the hand, hands, or claws; often figuratively; as, to clutch power. [1913 Webster] A man may set… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clutch — (kl[u^]ch; 224), n. [OE. cloche, cloke, claw, Scot. clook, cleuck, also OE. cleche claw, clechen, cleken, to seize; cf. AS. gel[ae]ccan (where ge is a prefix) to seize. Cf. {Latch} a catch.] 1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Clutch — en concierto en Minneapolis, 2007 Datos generales Origen Germantown, Maryland …   Wikipedia Español

  • clutch — clutch1 or clutch bag [kluch] vt. [ME clucchen < OE clyccan, to clench (infl. in meaning by ME cloke, a claw) < IE * glek (> CLING) < base * gel : see CLIMB] 1. to grasp, seize, or snatch with a hand or claw 2. to grasp or hold… …   English World dictionary

  • clutch — ‘seize’ [14] and clutch of eggs [18] are separate words, although they may ultimately be related. The verb arose in Middle English as a variant of the now obsolete clitch, which came from Old English clyccan ‘bend, clench’. The modern sense of… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • clutch — clutch·man; de·clutch; un·clutch; clutch; …   English syllables

  • clutch — ‘seize’ [14] and clutch of eggs [18] are separate words, although they may ultimately be related. The verb arose in Middle English as a variant of the now obsolete clitch, which came from Old English clyccan ‘bend, clench’. The modern sense of… …   Word origins

  • Clutch — Clutch, v. i. 1. To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; often followed by at. [1913 Webster] 2. to become too tense or frightened to perform properly; used sometimes with up; as, he clutched up on the exam. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • clutch — vb grasp, grab, *take, seize, snatch Analogous words: capture, *catch: hold, *have, possess, own clutch n *hold, grip, grasp Analogous words: seizing, grabbing, taking (see TAKE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • clutch — [n] strong hold clamp, clasp, clench, clinch, connection, coupling, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, link; concept 190 clutch [v] grab, snatch catch, cherish, clasp, clench, clinch, cling to, collar, embrace, fasten, glom*, grapple, grasp, grip,… …   New thesaurus

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