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American English: /klɪn(t)ʃ/
British English: /klɪn(t)ʃ/

Translation of clinch in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    hacerse con
    this clinched the argument
    esto resolvió la discusión de forma contundente
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    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.
  • 2 (Building)
    Example sentences
    • 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

  • 1 (in boxing)
    enredarse en un clinch
    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.
  • 2 (assure victory) (US)


  • 1 (in boxing)
    clinch (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • He looked like he was losing that fight from the way I remember it, slipping to the canvas several times out of clinches.
    • Neither guy tried to make a war out of it and just practiced their moves and showed their professionalism in the clinches.
    • Ortega's best work through the middle of the bout came from manhandling his opponent in clinches.
  • 2 (embrace) [colloquial]
    achuchón (masculine) (Spain) [colloquial]
    apercolle (masculine) (Colombia) [colloquial]
    apapacho (masculine) (Mexico) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Audiences were engrossed by Gilbert and Garbo's off-screen romance after seeing their passionate clinches in The Flesh and the Devil.
    • It would have to be Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr rolling in a passionate clinch on the wet sand in From Here To Eternity.
    • In fact, Derek and his terrified party hadn't stumbled on a poltergeist, but a couple in a passionate clinch who hadn't heard the ghoul-hunting crowd creep up on them.
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