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Meaning of clinch

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to
           avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
      2: a small slip noose made with seizing [syn: {clinch},
      3: the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
      4: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things
         firmly together [syn: {clamp}, {clinch}]
      5: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
         [syn: {hug}, {clinch}, {squeeze}]
      v 1: secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts;
           "The girder was clinched into the wall"
      2: hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent
      3: hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel" [syn:
         {clench}, {clinch}]
      4: embrace amorously
      5: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were
      6: settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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