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  • Info Clinch is to fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by hammering down or flattening the end that protrudes or the act of fastening together in this way.
  • While clinching, the position you place your arms can make or break you.
  • He took a step toward her, and then stood still, clinching his brown hands. Cited from Best Short Stores of 1921 ... Yearbook of American Short Story
  • They won all their matches, clinching the state championship in three straight sets.
  • He led Long Island to its first league championship, winning the clinching game.
  • After clinching fourth place in the regular league season, the club won the national title in the final round.
  • West Virginia only needed one more win to also clinch a spot in the national championship game.
  • In his first season he was a regular in the title-clinching squad.
  • He clinched the season points championship before the final race.
  • There is only one large population which is located in the Clinch River.
  • In their debut season they won the title to clinch promotion to Division One.
  • I should very much like to know what Robert Clinch's subsequent career has been. Cited from Here, There And Everywhere, by Hamilton
  • The cup is played annually besides years when a club clinches the double.
  • The following season, he won three times and clinched his first NASCAR championship.
  • However, the team managed to clinch second spot in the league.
  • It is the clinching of good purposes with good actions that makes the man. Cited from Story of the Innumerable Company, and Other Sketches,David Starr Jordan
  • That record clinched them their first regular season crown.
  • His performance in this tournament was so dominant that he clinched the title before the last day of competition began.
  • She sat rigid and pale, her hands clinching the arms of her chair. Cited from The Wild Olive, by Basil King
  • He came to his feet also, and leaned with his hands clinching the top of a chair. Cited from Dyke Darrel, by Frank Pinkerton
  • The win clinched the championship and the gold medal for the USA team.
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Meaning of clinch

  • noun (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • noun A small slip noose made with seizing
  • noun The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
  • verb Secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    The girder was clinched into the wall
  • verb Hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
  • verb Embrace amorously
  • verb Flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
    the nails were clinched
  • verb Settle conclusively
    clinch a deal