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(noun, verb, adj.)


There are 11 meanings of the word Clutch.

How to pronounce clutch:


Clutch - as a noun

The act of grasping

Example: "He released his clasp on my arm"

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grasping12prehension15seizing17taking hold
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A tense critical situation

Example: "He is a good man in the clutch"

A number of birds hatched at the same time

A collection of things or persons to be handled together

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A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

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clutch bag

A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

Example: "He smoothly released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
clutch pedal

A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

Example: "This year's model has an improved clutch"

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Clutch - as a verb

Take hold of; grab

Example: "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"

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get hold oftake8
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Hold firmly, usually with one's hands

Example: "She clutched my arm when she got scared"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
cling tohold closehold tight
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
hold8take hold
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Example: "Fear seized the prisoners"

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
get hold ofseize14

Clutch - as an adjective

Performing or tending to perform well in difficult, high-pressure situations.

Example Sentences

"She reached into her clutch and pulled out her lipstick."
"He held the key tightly in his clutch."
"She grabbed the clutch and handed it to me."
"I couldn't find my phone in my clutch."
"He put his wallet in the clutch before leaving the house."
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Word Game Points

Is CLUTCH a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, clutch is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

CLUTCH has a SCRABBLE points total of 13.

Is CLUTCH a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, clutch is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
CLUTCH has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 16.

Is CLUTCH a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, clutch is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
CLUTCH has a WORDFEUD points total of 16.

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