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clutch1 US English

Grasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly

clutch2 US English

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

clutch1 US Thesaurus

she clutched his arm

clutch2 US Thesaurus

a clutch of eggs

clutch bag US English

A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap

clutch in clutch bag US English

A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap

grasp at straws US English

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

dog clutch US English

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

double-clutch US English

Release and reengage the clutch of a vehicle twice when changing gear

friction clutch US English

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

in the clutch US English

At a critical moment

clutch up in clutch1 US English

Become nervous and panicked

let in the clutch US English

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

in the clutch in clutch1 US English

At a critical moment

grasp at straws in straw US English

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

clutch at in clutch1 US Thesaurus

she saved herself by clutching at a branch

let in the clutch in let1 US English

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

let in or out the clutch in let1 US English

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


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