- 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 piernaMore example sentences1.2
(clutches plural)garras (feminine plural) to be in/fall into sb's/sth's clutches estar*/caer* en las garras de algn/algoMore example sentences1.3 (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
- 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!
- 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) embrague (masculine), clutch (masculine) (Central America/América Central) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) (before noun/delante del nombre) clutch plate disco (masculine) del embrague 2.2clutch (pedal) (pedal (masculine) del) embrague (masculine), clutch (masculine) (Central America/América Central) (Colombia) (Mexico/México) (Venezuela) to let out the clutch desembragar*, soltar* el embrague to put in o depress the clutch embragar*, apretar* el embragueMore example sentences
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- ‘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.
- 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.
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