- The act of grasping.
- usage: "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
- A tense critical situation.
- usage: "he is a good man in the clutch"
- A number of birds hatched at the same time.
- A collection of things or persons to be handled together.
- synonyms: batch
- A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand.
- synonyms: clutch bag
- A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism.
- usage: "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
- synonyms: clutch pedal
- A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism.
- usage: "this year's model has an improved clutch"
- Take hold of; grab.
- usage: "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"
- Hold firmly, usually with one's hands.
- usage: "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
- usage: "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
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