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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [klinch]
    • /klɪntʃ/
    • /klɪntʃ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [klinch]
    • /klɪntʃ/

Definitions of clinch word

  • verb clinch If you clinch something you are trying to achieve, such as a business deal or victory in a contest, you succeed in obtaining it. 3
  • verb clinch The thing that clinches an uncertain matter settles it or provides a definite answer. 3
  • countable noun clinch If two people who love each other are in a clinch, they are holding each other tightly. 3
  • verb clinch to secure (a driven nail) by bending the protruding point over 3
  • verb clinch to hold together in such a manner 3
  • verb clinch to settle (something, such as an argument, bargain, etc) in a definite way 3

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Origin of clinch

First appearance:

before 1560
One of the 32% oldest English words
First recorded in 1560-70; later variant of Middle English clench

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Parts of speech for Clinch


clinch popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for clinch

verb clinch

  • conclude — If you conclude that something is true, you decide that it is true using the facts you know as a basis.
  • assure — If you assure someone that something is true or will happen, you tell them that it is definitely true or will definitely happen, often in order to make them less worried.
  • cap — A cap is a soft, flat hat with a curved part at the front which is called a peak. Caps are usually worn by men and boys.
  • decide — If you decide to do something, you choose to do it, usually after you have thought carefully about the other possibilities.
  • seal — a member of the U.S. Navy’s special operations forces.

noun clinch

  • pin down — a small, slender, often pointed piece of wood, metal, etc., used to fasten, support, or attach things.
  • fibula — Anatomy. the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg, extending from the knee to the ankle.
  • handhold — a grip with the hand or hands.
  • handclasp — a gripping of hands by two or more people, as in greeting, parting, making a commitment, or expressing affection.
  • lock — a tress, curl, or ringlet of hair.

Antonyms for clinch

verb clinch

  • delay — If you delay doing something, you do not do it immediately or at the planned or expected time, but you leave it until later.
  • put off — to move or place (anything) so as to get it into or out of a specific location or position: to put a book on the shelf.
  • disprove — to prove (an assertion, claim, etc.) to be false or wrong; refute; invalidate: I disproved his claim.
  • invalidate — to render invalid; discredit.
  • let go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.

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