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Synonyms for clutch

Synonyms for (noun) clutch

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches Definition: 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

Similar words: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping Definition: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

Synonyms: clutch Definition: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism Usage: this year's model has an improved clutch

Similar words: coupler, coupling Definition: a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects

Synonyms: clutch, clutch pedal Definition: 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

Similar words: pedal, treadle, foot lever, foot pedal Definition: a lever that is operated with the foot

Synonyms: clutch, clutch bag Definition: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

Similar words: handbag, purse, pocketbook, bag Definition: a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women) Usage: she reached into her bag and found a comb

Synonyms: batch, clutch Definition: a collection of things or persons to be handled together

Similar words: aggregation, accumulation, assemblage, collection Definition: several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Synonyms: clutch Definition: a number of birds hatched at the same time

Similar words: brood Definition: the young of an animal cared for at one time

Synonyms: clutch Definition: a tense critical situation Usage: he is a good man in the clutch

Similar words: temporary state Definition: a state that continues for a limited time

Synonyms for (verb) clutch

Synonyms: seize, get hold of, clutch Definition: affect Usage: Fear seized the prisoners; The patient was seized with unbearable pains; He was seized with a dreadful disease

Similar words: sweep over, overtake, overwhelm, overcome, overpower, whelm Definition: overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli

Synonyms: prehend, seize, clutch Definition: 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

Similar words: take, get hold of Definition: get into one's hands, take physically Usage: Take a cookie!; Can you take this bag, please

Synonyms: cling to, clutch, hold close, hold tight Definition: hold firmly, usually with one's hands Usage: She clutched my arm when she got scared

Similar words: take hold, hold Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him