Definition of 'clutch'
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We are clutching at straws to find out what happened. The Sun (2016)Now they only have one clutch. The Sun (2016)But now they have taken away the double clutch systems, it has caught him out. The Sun (2016)Next week, back to the deeply important subject of clutch bags and high heels. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They only need to keep up to 20 eggs from any one clutch for the breeding program. Smithsonian Mag (2017)Maybe we should have put a bigger wall in but I'm clutching at straws. The Sun (2016)And the clutch pedal is far too close to the centre console. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So snap up this versatile patchwork clutch bag now. The Sun (2007)This is not so much wishful thinking as clutching at straws. The Sun (2007)But how one clutches at the glimpses of peaceful scenes. TOLKIEN AND THE GREAT WAR: The Threshold of Middle-earth (2003)Three good reasons why you should eschew a handbag for a clutch. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Clutch bags or small shoulder bags will complement a neat silhouette better than something big and bulky. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We have to do more than just change the gearbox or the clutch. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was still clutching a metal bar in one hand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It felt like it was clutching at straws. The Sun (2006)She manages to prize herself away from the clutches of the circus to be reunited with her friends and family. The Sun (2008)The painful pang returned and Aislinn clutched his hand tightly. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEWith his left foot in a cast, he used his crutch to press the clutch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's a meal that has escaped the clutches of chefs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There are two significant straws for Arsenal to clutch firmly. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And all the crew took turns to slip into the frock to record their farewell messages before she left clutching a bunch of flowers. The Sun (2009)This is because the clutch pedal is jammed right up against the centre console and there is consequently nowhere to put your left foot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His team twice failed to defend and threw away three points, while picking up another clutch of injuries. The Sun (2008)You are away from the clutches of your parents, but there is no need to bother thinking about getting a job, at least not a proper one. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'clutch'
British English: clutch /klʌtʃ/ NOUN
If you are in another person's clutches, that person has control over you.
Tony fell into the clutches of an evil gang.
- American English: clutch
- Arabic: قَبْض
- Brazilian Portuguese: garras
- Chinese: 陷入某人的控制中
- Croatian: u tuđoj vlasti
- Czech: sevření
- Danish: greb
- Dutch: greep
- European Spanish: garras
- Finnish: kytkin
- French: embrayage
- German: Kupplung
- Greek: συμπλέκτης
- Italian: grinfia
- Japanese: クラッチ
- Korean: 클러치
- Norwegian: kløtsj
- Polish: sprzęgło
- European Portuguese: embraiagem
- Romanian: ghearăîn ghearele cuiva
- Russian: власть внешних обстоятельств
- Spanish: embrague
- Swedish: koppling
- Thai: การควบคุม
- Turkish: debriyaj
- Ukrainian: лабети
- Vietnamese: vòng kiểm soát
British English: clutch VERB
If you clutch at something or clutch something, you hold it tightly, usually because you are afraid or anxious.
I staggered and had to clutch at a chair for support.
Definition of clutch from the Collins English Dictionary
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