Definition of clutch :
1. A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
2. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
3. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.
4. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; - often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
5. The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
6. To close tightly; to clinch.
7. To reach ( at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; - often followed by at.
8. To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; - often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
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car part (part of speech: noun)
dashboard, shock absorber, accelerator, hood, horn, choke, spark plug, ignition, distributor, crankshaft, bumper, windshield, generator, gearbox, cowl, bearings, exhaust, differential, cylinder, brake, headlights, camshaft, carburetor, glove compartment, steering wheel, fender, chassis, manifold, connecting rod, taillights, piston, radiator, transmission, muffler, gearshift, crankcase, fan, odometer, speedometer, gear
grip (part of speech: verb)
- I would clutch my prize with a fearful joy, as if I had picked up a strange feather dropped in passing from the wing of one of the fallen but still beautiful angels. - "Far Away and Long Ago", W. H. Hudson.
- Bad things can find you out and try to clutch after you anywheres. - "The Branding Iron", Katharine Newlin Burt.
- She held one of Lloyd's hands in a firm clutch as if she would in such wise hold him to life. - "The Portion of Labor", Mary E. Wilkins Freeman.