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Meaning of cinch

cinch

Pronunciation: (sinch), [key]
— n.
  1. a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.
  2. a firm hold or tight grip.
  3. This problem is a cinch.
    1. something sure or easy:This problem is a cinch.
    2. a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation, esp. a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event:The Giants are a cinch to win Sunday's game.
—v.t.
  1. to gird with a cinch; gird or bind firmly.
  2. to seize on or make sure of; guarantee: Ability and hard work cinched her success.

cinch

Pronunciation: (sinch), [key]
— n. Cards.
  1. a variety of the game all fours.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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