- The definition of a clinch is a fastening, or something used to fasten, or is slang for a embrace.
An example of a clinch is a clothes pin.
- Clinch means to prevent from moving, or to secure a spot.
An example of clinch is for a baseball team to win the division championship.
- to secure (a nail, bolt, etc. that has been driven through something) by bending or flattening the projecting end
- to fasten firmly together by this means
- to settle (an argument, bargain, etc.) definitely
- to make sure of winning; win conclusively
Origin: variant, variety of clench
- ☆ Boxing to grip the opponent's body with one or both arms so as to hinder punching effectiveness
- ☆ Slang to embrace
- a fastening, as with a clinched nail
- the bent or flattened part of a clinched nail, bolt, etc.
- ☆ Boxing an act of clinching
- ☆ Slang an embrace
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verb clinched, clinch·ing, clinch·es verb, transitive
- a. To fix or secure (a nail or bolt, for example) by bending down or flattening the pointed end that protrudes.b. To fasten together in this way.
- To settle definitely and conclusively; make final: “The cocktail circuit is a constant and more contracts are clinched over pâté than over paper” (Ann L. Trebbe).
- Sports To secure (a divisional championship, for instance) before the end of regular season play by having an insurmountable lead.
- Nautical To fasten with a clinch.
- To be held together securely.
- Sports To hold a boxing opponent's body with one or both arms to prevent or hinder punches.
- Slang To embrace amorously.
- Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
- The clinched part of a nail, bolt, or rivet.
- Sports An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
- Nautical A knot in a rope made by a half hitch with the end of the rope fastened back by seizing. Also called clench.
- Slang An amorous embrace.
Origin: Variant of clench.