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British English: /klʌtʃ/
American English: /klətʃ/

Translation of clutch in French:


  • 3 (grab) See examples: to make a clutch at something
    tenter d'attraper quelque chose
  • 4 (American English) (tight situation)
    moment (m) difficile

also: clutches plural noun

  • (power) See examples: to be in somebody's clutches
    être tombé sous les griffes de quelqu'un
    to fall into the clutches of
    tomber sous les griffes or la patte (informal) de

transitive verb

  • 1 (hold tightly)
    tenir fermement
    (object, child) in dans
    to clutch somebody/something to
    serrer quelqu'un/quelque chose contre
    (chest, body, oneself)

Phrasal verbs

clutch at

clutch at [something/somebody]
tenter d'attraper
(branch, lifebelt, rail, person)
s'accrocher à
sauter sur
(opportunity, excuse)
she clutched at my arm
elle m'a saisi le bras

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