transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [deal] cerrar*; [election] ganar; [series/title] ganar, hacerse* con this clinched the argument esto resolvió la discusión de forma contundenteMore example sentences
More example sentences1.2 [Constr] [nail] remachar
- After some haggling I clinched the bargain and drove away.
- After much examination and a few rounds of long meadow, the bargain was clinched for £120 pounds.
- Analysts say the Lockheed design may have clinched the contract for the company.
More example sentences
- The winning golden goal to clinch the match 2-1 in extra time was scored by Ahn Jung-hwan, who plays for Italian team Perugia.
- Then nippy forward Julianne O'Connell struck with a great goal which clinched victory for her team and a place in the final.
- Mobbed by joyous teammates, this goal clinched victory for Ilkley from the jaws of defeat.
- After the shoe is nailed on, bring the foot out in front of the horse and put it on a stand or on your knee so you can clinch the nail.
- To clinch the nail, it is necessary to hold a heavy metal block against the rib and drive the nail home against this.
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 (in boxing) abrazarse*, enredarse en un clinch 1.2 (assure victory) (American English/inglés norteamericano) ganarMore example sentences
- He would stay close enough to always clinch as soon as Rahman set to punch.
- By clinching with Frazier, Ali prevented further damage.
- Heavyweights throw like one-two-three punches and grab and clinch and grab and clinch.
- 1.1 (in boxing) clinch (masculine) 1.2 (embrace) [colloquial/familiar] abrazo (masculine), achuchón (masculine) (Spain/España) [colloquial/familiar], apercolle (masculine) (Colombia) [colloquial/familiar], apapacho (masculine) (Mexico/México) [colloquial/familiar]
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