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Noun
(someone's clutches) A person's power or control, especially when regarded as inescapable
“The end of the school term arrived, and I was finally free from the clutches of evil Physics and Chemistry professors.”
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The state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
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Plural for a strong or firm hold
“His strong fingers held Josef's fine hand in a tight clutch.”
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Plural for a unit, grouping or configuration of things
“Their cheeks were fair to look upon, and their teeth like a clutch of pearls between lips as red as cherry wine.”
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Plural for a small group of people
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“She lived in style with a clutch of liveried servants.”
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Plural for a critical state of affairs requiring urgent action
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“The ability to star is the ability to come through in the clutch.”
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Plural for sovereignty, power or control
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Plural for a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation
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Plural for a family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth
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Plural for a person or thing that is one's choice to go to (for some purpose)
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Plural for a small, or medium-sized, bag used to carry everyday personal items
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Plural for embrace
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Plural for an act of squeezing something
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Plural for a difficult or unpleasant situation
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Plural for a device with interlocking parts used for fastening things together
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Plural for a person's hand when the fingers are bent in towards the palm and held there tightly
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Plural for an oval or round object laid by a female bird, reptile, fish, or invertebrate
Verb
To grasp or hold firmly, sometimes with a pulling action
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“Shadows out of the past clutch at my legs and drag me down.”
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To envelop or enclose someone or something
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To physically grip or grasp something
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To grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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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
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Touch roughly
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