- The definition of a cinch is something that is very easy to do, or that is a sure thing.
- Very simple math problems are an example of something that would be described as a cinch.
- When someone is sure to win a prize, this is an example of a time when he is a cinch to win.
- To cinch is to firmly fasten or get a tight grip on something.
- When you tie the belt on your robe to close your robe, this is an example of a time when you cinch your belt.
- When you tie down a saddle on a horse, this is an example of a time when you cinch down the saddle.
cinch definition by Webster's New World
- a saddle or pack girth
- Informal a firm grip
- Slang a thing easy to do or sure to happen
Origin: Mexican Spanish ; from Spanish cincha ; from Classical Latin cingulum, a girdle ; from cingere, to surround, encircle ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kenk-, to gird, encircle from source Sanskrit káñcate, (he) binds, Classical Greek kakala, walls
- to fasten (a saddle) on (a horse, burro, etc.) with a cinch
- to bind firmly
- to get a firm hold on
- to make sure of
cinch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A girth for a pack or saddle.
- A firm grip.
- Something easy to accomplish. See Synonyms at breeze1.
- A sure thing; a certainty.
- To put a saddle girth on.
- To get a tight grip on.
- Informal To make certain; secure or guarantee: cinch a victory.
Origin: Spanish cincha, feminine of cincho, belt, from Latin cīnctus, from past participle of cingere, to gird; see kenk- in Indo-European roots.