clutch

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Synonyms for clutch

Synonyms for clutch

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

to get hold of (something moving)

the act of catching, especially a sudden taking and holding

an act or means of holding something

a number of individuals making up or considered a unit

Synonyms for clutch

a tense critical situation

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a number of birds hatched at the same time

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a collection of things or persons to be handled together

a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

hold firmly, usually with one's hands

References in classic literature ?
The dusky twilight was now too transparent for Roderick Elliston; the blackest midnight was his chosen hour to steal abroad; and if ever he were seen, it was when the watchman's lantern gleamed upon his figure, gliding along the street, with his hands clutched upon his bosom, still muttering, "It gnaws me
In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground.
Not so with Kala; she held the small form of the little Lord Greystoke tightly to her breast, where the dainty hands clutched the long black hair which covered that portion of her body.
Pierre clutched his temples, and turning round went into the forest, trampling through the deep snow, and muttering incoherent words:
Hands terminating in manlike fingers clutched at his throat and arms and legs.
In his hand he clutched the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.
Still clutched in her hand was the revolver she had snatched from Rokoff's belt, but that could contain at most not over six cartridges--not enough to furnish her with food and protection both on the long journey to the sea.
Into this fell the body of the warrior, and as a drowning man clutches at a straw so the fellow clutched at the tangled cordage that caught him and arrested his fall.
She clutched Granet's arm and made him take her place.
Red-Eye's great hand shot out and clutched the old man by the back of the neck.
Jerry felt his jowl and jaw clutched still more harshly and hardly, and, with increase of harshness and hardness, he was flung farther down the deck, which, on account of its growing slant due to heavier gusts of wind, had become a steep and slippery hill.