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verb [transitive] cinch pronunciation in American English /sɪntʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecinching
past tensecinched
past participlecinched

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  1. 1
    to pull something such as a belt tightly around something

    She cinched a black-and-gray leather belt around her waist.

  2. 2
    American informal to make something certain to happen


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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