Synonyms for clinched


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"


1. clenched, clinched, tight (vs. loose)
usage: closed or squeezed together tightly; "a clenched fist"; "his clenched (or clinched) teeth"
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