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verb clinch pronunciation in American English /klɪntʃ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyclinch
he/she/itclinches
present participleclinching
past tenseclinched
past participleclinched

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  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.

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