Definition of clinch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    clinch

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//klɪntʃ//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clinch
     
    he / she / it clinches
     
    past simple clinched
     
    -ing form clinching
     
     
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  1. 1clinch something to succeed in achieving or winning something to clinch an argument/a deal/a victory They clinched a place in the semi-finals.
  2. 2clinch something to provide the answer to something; to settle something that was not certain “I'll pay your airfare.” “Okay,that clinches it—I'll come with you.” a clinching argument
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