Synonyms for clinch


1. clinch, maneuver, manoeuvre, evasive action
usage: (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
2. clinch, clench, noose, running noose, slip noose
usage: a small slip noose made with seizing
3. clinch, fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing
usage: the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
4. clamp, clinch, holding device
usage: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
5. hug, clinch, squeeze, embrace, embracing, embracement
usage: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"


1. clinch, fasten, fix, secure
usage: secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
2. clinch, hold, take hold
usage: hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
3. clench, clinch, seize, prehend, clutch
usage: hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
4. clinch, embrace, hug, bosom, squeeze
usage: embrace amorously
5. clinch, fasten, fix, secure
usage: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
6. clinch, settle, square off, square up, determine
usage: settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
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