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clutch1 British & World English

Grasp (something) tightly

clutch2 British & World English

A group of eggs fertilized at the same time, laid in a single session and (in birds) incubated together

clutch1 English Thesaurus

he was clutching a pewter tankard

clutch2 English Thesaurus

a clutch of eggs

clutch bag British & World English

A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap

clutch in clutch bag British & World English

A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap

dog clutch British & World English

A device for coupling two shafts in order to transmit motion, one part having teeth which engage with slots in another

double-clutch British & World English

North American term for double-declutch.

friction clutch British & World English

A clutch in which friction between two moving surfaces is increased until they move in unison

in the clutch British & World English

At a critical moment

ride the clutch British & World English

Partially depress the clutch pedal of a vehicle while driving

clutch at straws British & World English

Be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation

let in the clutch British & World English

Engage (or release) the clutch of a vehicle by releasing pressure on (or applying it to) the clutch pedal

ride the clutch in ride British & World English

Partially depress the clutch pedal of a vehicle while driving

clutch at straws in straw British & World English

Be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation

clutch at in clutch1 English Thesaurus

she saved herself from falling further by clutching at a branch

let in the clutch in let1 British & World English

Engage (or release) the clutch of a vehicle by releasing pressure on (or applying it to) the clutch pedal

clutch or grasp or catch at straws in straw British & World English

Be in such a desperate situation as to resort to even the most unlikely means of salvation

let in or out the clutch in let1 British & World English

Engage (or release) the clutch of a vehicle by releasing pressure on (or applying it to) the clutch pedal


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