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Synonyms for clinch

Synonyms for clinch

to put one's arms around affectionately

the act of embracing

Synonyms for clinch

(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily

the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet

a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together

a tight or amorous embrace

secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts

hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches

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hold in a tight grasp

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embrace amorously

flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)

settle conclusively

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When it's cold, I like the plugs to just shiver, so I tie an improved clinch knot and cinch it up tight dead center on the nose.
A plain clinch knot doubled through the eye works, too.
Stange: Any knot tied well with doubled line typically breaks at more than 100 percent of mainline strength; so, particularly with the ultra-thin superlines, first tie a Bimini twist or a spider hitch in the end of the line, then use a simple three-wrap improved clinch knot to couple line to hook or lure.
If you've ever tried to duplicate a knot presented in one of those complimentary but all-too-often dinky and hard-to-decipher handouts provided at tackle shops, you'll appreciate the clarity of the step-by-step images of such angling necessities as the clinch knot, Palomar knot, dropper loop and surgeon's knot.
When using live baits like shrimp, pilchards, Spanish sardines, finger mullet or threadfin herring, you can tie a 1/0 longshank hook directly to the tag end of the leader with an improved clinch knot or uni knot.
He'd then tie 16 to 18 inches of 30-pound leader to the rear treble hook using an improved clinch knot.