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verb [transitive] cinch pronunciation in American English /sɪntʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theycinch
he/she/itcinches
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

    The candidate's rousing speech cinched her nomination.

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chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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