Definition of clinch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//klɪntʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//klɪntʃ//
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  1. 1(informal) a position in which two lovers hold each other tightly synonym embrace
  2. 2a position in a fight in which two opponents hold each other tightly
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (in the senses ‘something that grips’ and ‘fix securely’): variant of clench.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: clinch

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