clutch

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  • Info A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages the power transmission, especially from driving shaft to driven shaft.
  • She clutched at the strong hand which seemed at last held out to her. Cited from The Brimming Cup, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Then the fear that clutched at her found words, in her own despite. Cited from The Great Amulet, by Maud Diver
  • He covered his eyes with one hand, while the other clutched the chair arm. Cited from Possessed, by Cleveland Moffett
  • Suddenly she looked up into his face, and clutched the sides of the table. Cited from A Prince of Sinners, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • When he had reached her door he would have left her, but she still clutched his arm. Cited from The Lighted Way, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • At last he let go the arm which he was clutching, and turned away. Cited from The Lighted Way, by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • The clutch size may range from two to seven, but is usually three or four.
  • She ran up to him like an eager child and clutched his arm. Cited from The Portion of Labor, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Always he held the flat brown case clutched against his side. Cited from Winning a Cause, by John Gilbert Thompson and Inez Bigwood
  • Clutches range from two to six eggs with four being the most common.
  • A single clutch of two to five eggs is laid with four being most common.
  • They may lay up to four clutches total per year, separated by a month or two.
  • A single female may lay several clutches of eggs during one summer.
  • The standard clutch was removed from this drive system as it was no longer needed.
  • She did not look at the picture clutched in her hands, but straight at him. Cited from The Courage of Marge O'Doone, by James Oliver Curwood
  • This means the species usually only has time to raise one, sometimes two, clutches per year.
  • One female may lay as many as nine clutches in one breeding season.
  • When a woman came upon his body, he was still clutching his car keys.
  • He clutched at his head and the black cap fell behind him. Cited from The Devil Doctor, by Sax Rohmer
  • When he was left alone, he cried for her, still clutching his shell. Cited from Bunker Bean, by Harry Leon Wilson
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Meaning of clutch

  • noun A tense critical situation
    he is a good man in the clutch
  • noun A number of birds hatched at the same time
  • noun A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
    he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other
  • noun A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    this year's model has an improved clutch