Synonyms of clinch


1. clinch, maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action

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

2. clinch, clench, noose, running noose, slip noose

usage: a small slip noose made with seizing

3. clinch, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing

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

4. clamp, clinch, holding device

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

5. hug, clinch, squeeze, embrace, embracing, embracement

usage: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"


1. clinch, fasten, fix, secure

usage: secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"

2. clinch, hold, take hold

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

3. clench, clinch, seize, prehend, clutch

usage: hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"

4. clinch, embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze

usage: embrace amorously

5. clinch, fasten, fix, secure

usage: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"

6. clinch, settle, square off, square up, determine

usage: settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"

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Definition and meaning of clinch (Dictionary)