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To finalize, or to come to an agreement or settlement
“That window begins when two parties start contemplating the possibility of a mutually beneficial trade, and it ends when the parties clinch the deal.”
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To conclusively settle (an argument or debate)
“He challenged me with one of the feebler bits of rhetoric the faithful adopt to clinch the argument.”
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To get, achieve or accomplish something, typically through effort
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“Brazil needed only a draw to clinch a place in the semi-finals.”
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To confirm the winning or achievement of a contest
“He scored the winning goal to clinch the title for his team.”
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To secure in place
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“To clinch the nail, it is necessary to hold a heavy metal block against the rib and drive the nail home against this.”
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To grapple at close quarters, especially (of boxers) so as to be too closely engaged for full-arm blows
“Heavyweights throw like one-two-three punches and grab and clinch and grab and clinch.”
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To succeed at doing or completing something difficult or challenging
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To arrange or organize for an outcome, especially through negotiation
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To grasp or hold firmly, sometimes with a pulling action
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To make sure or certain of
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To come to an official agreement on
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To pass (a test, interview, etc.) perfectly
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To embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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To find an answer to a (usually complex) intellectual puzzle or problem
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Surround; envelop
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To decide or determine correctly or with certainty
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To fasten with a lock, especially on doors
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To attach or fasten together, usually with a string or cord
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An embrace, especially an amorous one
“He had her in a clinch, and bent his head to kiss her.”
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A very firm or tight hold
“The rapid beat of her foot on the carpet, the firm clinch of her hands, the compressed lip and suppressed breath, told in unmistakable language with what spirit she listened.”
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A mechanism for keeping a door, window, lid, or container fastened
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A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused
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Vicelike grip
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The conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied
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