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Present participle for to grasp or hold firmly, sometimes with a pulling action
“Shadows out of the past clutch at my legs and drag me down.”
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Present participle for to embrace or hold someone or something tightly in one's arms
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Present participle for to adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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Present participle for to grab (someone), usually aggressively, to stop them or bring them to ground
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Present participle for scratch or grope around with one's fingers to find, collect, or hold on to something
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Present participle for to handle roughly or clumsily
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