Clinch

Definition of Clinch

Pronunciation: klĭnch; 224
v. t.1.To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.
[imp. & p. p. Clinched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Clinching.]
2.To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
3.To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
4.To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.
v. i.1.To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.
n.1.The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.
2.A pun.
3.(Naut.) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.

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