Synonyms for (noun) clinch

Synonyms: clinch

Definition: (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

Similar words: evasive action, maneuver, manoeuvre

Definition: an action aimed at evading an opponent


Synonyms: squeeze, clinch, hug

Definition: a tight or amorous embrace

Usage: come here and give me a big hug

Similar words: embrace, embracement, embracing

Definition: the act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)


Synonyms: clamp, clinch

Definition: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

Similar words: holding device

Definition: a device for holding something


Synonyms: clinch

Definition: the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

Similar words: fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast

Definition: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place


Synonyms: clench, clinch

Definition: a small slip noose made with seizing

Similar words: noose, slip noose, running noose

Definition: a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled

Synonyms for (verb) clinch

Synonyms: clinch

Definition: settle conclusively

Usage: clinch a deal

Similar words: square off, square up, settle, determine

Definition: settle conclusively; come to terms

Usage: We finally settled the argument


Synonyms: clinch

Definition: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

Usage: the nails were clinched

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: clinch

Definition: secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

Usage: The girder was clinched into the wall

Similar words: fix, fasten, secure

Definition: cause to be firmly attached

Usage: fasten the lock onto the door; she fixed her gaze on the man


Synonyms: clinch

Definition: embrace amorously

Similar words: embrace, bosom, hug, squeeze

Definition: squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness

Usage: Hug me, please; They embraced; He hugged her close to him


Synonyms: clench, clinch

Definition: hold in a tight grasp

Usage: clench a steering wheel

Similar words: 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


Synonyms: clinch

Definition: hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

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