Clinch ( verb , noun )

(As a verb)

Clinch ( verb )

  1. To hold or fasten together with a clinch or clamp.
  2. To settle or resolve something conclusively or decisively.
  3. To hold or grip something tightly, especially with the fingers.
  4. To engage in close combat, especially in boxing.

Origin:

Early 17th century (in the sense "fasten with a clinching tool"): probably of imitative origin.

Examples:

  1. He clinched the boards together with nails.
  2. The deal was clinched after a long negotiation.
  3. She clinched her fists in anger.
  4. The fighters clinched in the corner of the ring.
  5. The screws were clinched to secure the metal plate.

(As a noun)

Clinch ( noun )

  1. To hold or fasten together with a clinch or clamp.
  2. To settle or resolve something conclusively or decisively.
  3. To hold or grip something tightly, especially with the fingers.
  4. To engage in close combat, especially in boxing.

Origin:

Early 17th century (in the sense "fasten with a clinching tool"): probably of imitative origin.

Examples:

  1. He clinched the boards together with nails.
  2. The deal was clinched after a long negotiation.
  3. She clinched her fists in anger.
  4. The fighters clinched in the corner of the ring.
  5. The screws were clinched to secure the metal plate.
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