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verb clinch pronunciation in American English /klɪntʃ/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleclinching
past tenseclinched
past participleclinched
  1. 1
    [transitive] to manage to win or achieve something by doing one final thing that makes it certain
    clinch a victory/game/deal:

    Tim Johnson scored the goals that clinched the victory.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] if two people clinch, they hold each other tightly, usually in a fight


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

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