- 1 1.1 (grasp)to make a clutch at somethingintentar agarrar algoshe felt the clutch of the tentacle aperound her legsintió como el tentáculo le agarraba la pierna or se le aferraba a la piernaExample sentences1.2
also: clutches pluralgarras (feminine plural)to be in/fall into somebody's/something's clutchesestar/caer en las garras de alguien/algoExample sentences1.3 (US) (difficult, crucial situation)in the clutch [colloquial]
- 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!
en las emergencias(before noun) clutch situationsituación (feminine) de emergencia
- 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.
- 2 2.1 (device) (before noun) clutch platedisco (masculine) del embragueExample sentences
Example sentences2.2clutch (pedal)
- Conventional automatic transmission systems do not have a clutch between the engine and the gearbox.
- Our spiral retaining rings are used for clutches, transmissions and many other automotive components.
- The clutch between the engine and traction motor is engaged, and electric motor used for bursts of acceleration.
pedal (masculine) del embragueto let out the clutch to put in or depress the clutch
- ‘A lot of people use the clutch and the brake pedal in the wrong order,’ said Smyth.
- I slowly pushed the gas pedal downward and lifted my left foot off the clutch.
- There's not much space around the pedals which means if you have large feet like me, clutch and brake operation can be awkward.
apretar el embrague
- 3→ clutch bag
- 1 (grab)Example sentences
- She froze, one hand gripping the doorknob and the other clutching the shawl tightly to her chest.
- She yelled back, tightly clutching the seatbelt running diagonally down her chest.
- His wife, a petite blonde, stands beside him clutching a glass of wine and smiling stiffly.
- 1 (of eggs)Example sentences
- We collected clutches, incubated the eggs, and took blood samples from hatching young.
- The female incubates her large clutch, and both parents tend the hatchlings.
- The female incubates the clutch of eggs, which can vary from 4 to 6, but usually consists of 5 eggs.
- 2 (group, bunch)Example sentences
- I was surrounded by a clutch of girls and young men - my sisters and brothers.
- The students have picked up a clutch of medals at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show.
- Today, thanks to the professional services offered by a clutch of landscape artists, gardening has assumed an altogether different dimension.
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