Synonyms of clutch


1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension

usage: the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

2. clutch, temporary state

usage: a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"

3. clutch, brood

usage: a number of birds hatched at the same time

4. batch, clutch, collection, aggregation, accumulation, assemblage

usage: a collection of things or persons to be handled together

5. clutch bag, clutch, bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse

usage: a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

6. clutch, clutch pedal, pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever

usage: a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"

7. clutch, coupling, coupler

usage: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"


1. seize, prehend, clutch, take, get hold of

usage: take hold of; grab; "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"

2. cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch, hold, take hold

usage: hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"

3. seize, clutch, get hold of, overwhelm, overpower, sweep over, whelm, overcome, overtake

usage: affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

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Definition and meaning of clutch (Dictionary)