Synonyms for clinch

Grammar : Verb
Spell : klinch
Phonetic Transcription : klɪntʃ

Top 10 synonyms for clinch Other synonyms for the word clinch

Définition of clinch

Origin :
  • 1560s, "clasp, interlock," especially with a bent nail, variant of clench. The sense of "settle decisively" is first recorded 1716, from the notion of "clinching" the point of a nail to keep it fast. Boxing sense is from 1860. Related: Clinched; clinching.
  • verb secure a goal
  • verb hold securely; grab
Example sentences :
  • Still, just to clinch the thing, we'll calcine him, gin-house and all.
  • Extract from : « The Cavalier » by George Washington Cable
  • Say but the word, and we'll have another flagon of sack to clinch the bargain.'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "We must clinch our victory, men," Hilary shouted above the roar of the elements.
  • Extract from : « Slaves of Mercury » by Nat Schachner
  • He struck his cane on the floor as he spoke, and grasped it firmer, as if to clinch his remark.
  • Extract from : « The Universal Reciter » by Various
  • Then he added as though to clinch his statement, “not by a sight.”
  • Extract from : « The Twins of Suffering Creek » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • "I suppose you'd better let her have the boat, Clinch," said his wife, in a whisper.
  • Extract from : « The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • Nevertheless, he had taken a step forward when Clinch laid his hand on his arm.
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • Clinch cast a swift and meaning glance at the enemy, but looked approval.
  • Extract from : « Snow-Bound at Eagle's » by Bret Harte
  • She even added, to clinch it, "What on earth can they see in each other?"
  • Extract from : « In a Little Town » by Rupert Hughes
  • There ain't goin' to be no hittin' after the clinch, and if there's any fouls, you leave it to me.
  • Extract from : « Shorty McCabe » by Sewell Ford

Antonyms for clinch

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