clinch

[ klinch ]
/ klɪntʃ /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

Also clench (for defs 1–4, 9, 11, 12).

Origin of clinch

First recorded in 1560–70; later variant of Middle English clench

Related forms

clinch·ing·ly, adverb

Can be confused

clench clinch
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British Dictionary definitions for clinch

clinch

/ (klɪntʃ) /

verb

noun

Also (for senses 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 10): clench

Word Origin for clinch

C16: variant of clench
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