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clinch
klɪntʃ
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Part of Speech(及物的动) transitive verb, (不及物的动) intransitive verb, (名) noun
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(名) As a noun
  1. The act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily.
    • A tight or amorous embrace.
    • A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.
    • The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet.
    • A small slip noose made with seizing.
    (动) As a verb
    1. Settle conclusively.
      • Flatten the ends (of nails and rivets).
        • Secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts.
          • Embrace amorously.
            • Hold in a tight grasp.
            • Hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches.
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