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clinch

[ klinch ]
/ klɪntʃ /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

RELATED WORDS

conclude, assure, cap, decide, seal, secure, snatch, set, confirm, verify, seize, settle, determine, clamp, grip, hug, enfold, clutch, fix, nail

Nearby words

climbingfish, clime, clin-, clin., clinandrium, clinch, clincher, clincher tire, clincher-built, clindamycin, cline
Also clench (for defs 1–4, 9, 11, 12).

Origin of clinch

First recorded in 1560–70; later variant of Middle English clench
SYNONYMS FOR clinch
Related formsclinch·ing·ly, adverb
Can be confusedclench 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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