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Definitions of clinch:
  • noun:   (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • noun:   the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
  • noun:   a small slip noose made with seizing
  • noun:   a tight or amorous embrace
  • verb:   settle conclusively
    Example: "Clinch a deal"
  • verb:   flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
    Example: "The nails were clinched"
  • verb:   secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    Example: "The girder was clinched into the wall"
  • verb:   embrace amorously
  • verb:   hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
  • verb:   hold in a tight grasp
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #25726)

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