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To finalize or settle
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“You clinch business deals and gain in financial transactions.”
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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 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 confirm the winning or achievement of (a match, competition, or victory)
“So when Mark Hensby tapped in his par putt on the second playoff hole to clinch his victory at the Deere, he also earned a spot at Royal Troon.”
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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 obtain or attain successfully
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“Leeds need to finish in the first three to clinch the title.”
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To arrange or organize for an outcome, especially through negotiation
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To grip something, especially tightly or with force
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To come to an official agreement on
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(of a candidate) To be successful in (an examination, test, or course)
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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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Hold close, cling to
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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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To physically grip or grasp something
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An embrace, especially an amorous one
“I caught my partner in a clinch with my sister.”
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Vicelike grip
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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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The conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied
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