There are 2 translations of clutch in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /klʌtʃ/


  • 1 1.1 (grasp) to make a clutch at sth intentar agarrar algo she felt the clutch of the tentacle around her leg sintió como el tentáculo le agarraba la pierna or se le aferraba a la pierna
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    • She dropped her sword because his clutch was so tight, she nearly passed out.
    • In one desperate clutch at a straw, the company announced that it would start trading in weather!
    • You quickly tighten the clutch, as tight as you dare, then hang on!
    (clutches plural)
    garras (feminine plural) to be in/fall into sb's/sth's clutches estar*/caer* en las garras de algn/algo
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    • Fear gripped her in icy clutches despite the heat, and then, strangely, it ran down her skin in cold waves like snowmelt down a majestic mountain.
    • She moves out, leaving him in the clutches of the two strangers.
    • The cold clutches of reality gripped her stomach with a death hold as she realized… It was all real.
    1.3 (American English/inglés norteamericano) (difficult, crucial situation) in the clutch [colloquial/familiar] en las emergencias (before noun/delante del nombre) clutch situation situación (feminine) de emergencia

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (grab) agarrar 1.2 (hold close, tightly) tener* firmemente agarrado he came in clutching a bunch of flowers entró con un ramo de flores en la mano she clutched the child to her breast estrechó or apretó al niño contra su pecho

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • to clutch at sth tratar de agarrarse de algo she clutched at that faint hope se aferró a aquel rayo de esperanza

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