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Another word for clutch

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Noun
  1. A number of individuals making up or considered a unit

      1. An exclusive or select group; clique; coterie
      2. (Printing) The width of the body of a piece of type
      3. A group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used:
      1. A group meeting together socially to accomplish a task
      2. A group of people working together to establish or promote particular theories or principles of government which they hold in common; esp., an organized political group which seeks to elect its candidates to office and thus to direct government policies
      3. A person or group involved in an enterprise; a participant or accessory:
      1. A piece of land used for a given purpose:
      2. A number of persons or things regarded as a group
      3. An individual of a particular kind or type:
      1. A fastening made by tying together lengths of material, such as rope, in a prescribed way.
      2. A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
      3. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
      1. A number of elements with similar properties, forming one of the vertical columns of the periodic table
      2. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      3. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
      1. Things collected, specif., as in a hobby
      2. A group of objects or works to be seen, studied, or kept together.
      3. A line of products produced for one season, as those developed by a designer:
      1. (Phonet.) A group of nonsyllabic phonemes, esp. a group of two or more consecutive consonants
      2. A group of academic courses in a related area.
      3. A group of the same or similar elements gathered or occurring closely together; a bunch:
      1. A clustered mass; a lump:
      2. A mass of bacteria
      3. A heavy dull sound; a thud.
      1. (Informal) A large amount; a lot:
      2. A number of things tied, wrapped, or otherwise held together
      3. A bunch, collection, or group
      1. (Informal) A group of people usually having a common interest or association:
      2. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
      3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
      1. Anything having real or material substance or form; any physical or perceptible object
      2. A group of individuals regarded as an entity; a corporation.
      3. A number of persons, concepts, or things regarded as a group:
      1. A group, esp. of girls or women
      2. A large group or collection.
      3. Any group or collection
      1. The quantity of anything made in one operation or lot
      2. A group of programs, instructions, etc. for processing by a computer in a single run
      3. A number of things or persons taken as a group; lot; set
      1. A group of musicians playing together, esp. upon wind and percussion instruments
      2. A group of musicians who perform as an ensemble.
      3. A thin strip of flexible material used to encircle and bind one object or to hold a number of objects together:
      1. An impressive display of assembled persons or things
      2. (Comput.) A group of two or more logically related elements, identified by a single name and usually stored in consecutive storage locations in main memory
      3. (Computers) A group of memory elements accessed by one or more indices.
    See also:

    group

  2. The act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

      1. A small amount; a bit or fragment:
      2. A brief period; short time or spell
      3. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised in one continuous motion from the floor to a position directly overhead with the arms completely extended
      1. The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
      2. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
      3. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
      1. Something grabbed
      2. A sudden attempt to grasp or hold something:
      3. A sudden, often unscrupulous taking control or ownership of something:
      1. (--- Informal) A person considered to be an attractive or admirable romantic partner.
      2. A tricky or disadvantageous condition; a catch:
      3. A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
    See also:

    get

  3. An act or means of holding something

      1. A coming to grips; hand-to-hand fight
      2. An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
      3. Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
      1. A thing to hold or hold on by
      2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
      3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
      1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
      2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
      3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      1. A firm hold; control; possession
      2. The power to hold or seize; reach
      3. A firm hold or grip.
      1. Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
      2. A tight grip or grasp.
      3. A firm grip
      1. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
      2. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
    See also:

    keep

Verb
  1. To take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

      1. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
      2. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
      3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
      1. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
      2. To get and hold the attention of
      3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
      1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      2. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
      3. To reach for and try to seize
      1. To seize and hold with a grapple:
      2. To struggle or try to cope (with)
      3. To grip and hold; seize
      1. To capture or restrain; arrest.
      2. To snatch or try to snatch something
      3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
      1. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
      2. To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly.
      3. To grip tightly
      1. To grip firmly in or with the hand; grasp.
      2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
      3. To hold in a tight embrace.
    See also:

    keep

  2. To get hold of (something moving)

      1. To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
      2. To grab; snatch.
      3. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
      1. (Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
      2. To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
      3. To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
      1. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
      2. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
      3. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
      1. To capture or restrain; arrest.
      2. To snatch or try to snatch something
      3. (Informal) To get or take quickly
      1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
      2. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
      3. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
    See also:

    get

Another word for clutch

Noun
  1. A mechanical device

      1. A means or channel of communication:
      2. Reference or relation to something else; context:
      3. A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation:
      1. The act of joining together, pairing, copulating, etc.
      2. (Chemistry) Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.
      3. A device that links or connects.
      1. A mechanical clutch that transmits torque through surface friction between the faces of the clutch.
      2. A mechanical clutch in which the rotating coaxial shafts are engaged through frictional contact of their surfaces
    See also:

    part

    link

  2. Grip

      1. A thing to hold or hold on by
      2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
      3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
      1. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
      2. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
      1. A firm hold; control; possession
      2. The power to hold or seize; reach
      3. A firm hold or grip.
    See also:

    grip

Verb
      1. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
      2. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
      3. To get and hold the attention of
      1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      2. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
      3. To reach for and try to seize
      1. To make a grasping or snatching motion:
      2. To snatch or try to snatch something
      3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods