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What is another word for clutches?

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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.”
Noun
The state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
Noun
Plural for a strong or firm hold
“His strong fingers held Josef's fine hand in a tight clutch.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Plural for a small group of people
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“She lived in style with a clutch of liveried servants.”
Noun
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.”
Noun
Plural for sovereignty, power or control
Noun
Plural for offspring or children (collectively) of a family
Noun
Plural for a small, or medium-sized, bag used to carry everyday personal items
Noun
Plural for embrace
Noun
Plural for an act of squeezing something
Noun
Plural for a difficult or unpleasant situation
Noun
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 embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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To handle roughly or clumsily
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