Definition of "clutch" [clutch]

  • (verb-transitive) To grasp and hold tightly.
  • (verb-transitive) To seize; snatch.
  • (verb-intransitive) To attempt to grasp or seize: clutch at a life raft.
  • (verb-intransitive) To engage or disengage a motor vehicle's clutch.
  • (noun) A hand, claw, talon, or paw in the act of grasping.

Use "clutch" in a sentence

  • "I shouldn't be surprised, I guess, since the car has 158,000 miles on it, and the clutch is the original one."
  • "Jose Mesa stepping up in the clutch is a whole other matter."
  • "Alex Rodriguez could be the game's best player now coming through in clutch situations."

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