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Definition of cinch verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    cinch

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//sɪntʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪntʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cinch
    BrE BrE//sɪntʃ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪntʃ//
     
    he / she / it cinches
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪntʃɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪntʃɪz//
     
    past simple cinched
    BrE BrE//sɪntʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪntʃt//
     
    past participle cinched
    BrE BrE//sɪntʃt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪntʃt//
     
    -ing form cinching
    BrE BrE//ˈsɪntʃɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪntʃɪŋ//
     
    Equine sports
     
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  1. 1cinch something (especially North American English) to fasten something tightly around your waist; to be fastened around somebody’s waist
  2. 2cinch something (North American English) to fasten a girth around a horse See related entries: Equine sports
  3. 3cinch something (North American English, informal) to make something certain
  4. Word Origin mid 19th cent. (in sense 2 of the verb): from Spanish cincha ‘girth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cinch

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