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 ?
He was standing in front of him, his paddle in one hand, asking Baynes where he was hit when there was another shot from shore and the Negro pitched head long overboard, his paddle still clutched in his dead fingers--shot through the forehead.
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.
Already a hairy hand had clutched the helpless Taug when, with an angry growl of protest, Tarzan leaped to the branch at the attacking ape's side, and with a single mighty cuff, swept him from his perch.
They clutched at me more boldly, whispering odd sounds to each other.
In his hand he clutched the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.