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Noun
A usually small number of persons considered as a unit
“Females lay a single clutch per season, usually of three eggs, in a naturally occurring tree hollow.”
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A small group of people or things
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“She lived in style with a clutch of liveried servants.”
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A time or state of affairs requiring prompt or decisive action
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“… a football quarterback who always comes through in the clutch.”
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The right or means to command or control others
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“… a nation no longer living in the clutch of a cruel tyrant.”
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Strong hold
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A family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth
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A person or thing that is one's choice to go to (for some purpose)
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Embrace
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A small handbag without a shoulder strap, designed to be held in the hand
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An approximately spherical or ellipsoidal body produced by birds, reptiles, insects and other animals, housing the embryo during its development
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Accessory for carrying personal items
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An act of squeezing something
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A difficult or unpleasant situation
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A class, group, or kind sharing certain characteristics or qualities
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A person's hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly, typically in order to strike a blow or grasp something
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To grasp or hold firmly
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“Shadows out of the past clutch at my legs and drag me down.”
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Catch hold of and pull quickly
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Leap at
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To clasp or entangle in a struggle or embrace
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To touch or stroke lovingly
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To grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Give or cause to give a short, sudden jerking or convulsive movement
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Continue, endure
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Scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
Adjective
Likely to perform in difficult circumstances
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