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  • n  (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • n  a small slip noose made with seizing
  • n  the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
  • n  a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  • n  a tight or amorous embrace
  • v  secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
    The girder was clinched into the wall
  • v  hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
  • v  hold in a tight grasp
  • v  embrace amorously
  • v  flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
    the nails were clinched
  • v  settle conclusively
    clinch a deal

  • Will clinch home field throughout playoffs with two victories.
  • The New York Mets clinched the N.
  • Jets (9-5) Will clinch East division title with two victories OR a victory over Miami (Dec.
News & Articles

  • Kernels use big 8th to clinch playoff spot
    The Cedar Rapids Kernels are bound for the postseason. The Byron Buxton-led Kernels (40-24) scored eight runs in the eighth inning to beat Quad Cities 12-4 and clinch a Midwest League playoff spot.
    June 13, 2013 - The Gazette
  • Basketball-Panathinaikos clinch title after rival fans riot
    ATHENS, June 12 (Reuters) - Panathinaikos clinched Greece's A1 League basketball title on Wednesday after game three of the playoff final against arch rivals Olympiakos Piraeus was stopped due to crowd violence. The match was later abandoned after a group of home Olympiakos fans refused to leave the arena. Having taken a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, Panathinaikos were leading the match ...
    June 12, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Washington DC Eye Surgeons Use New Laser Technology for More Precise Cataract Surgery
    Drs. Thomas Clinch and Paul Kang, Washington, DC cataract surgeons, have adopted an innovative cataract surgery technique. Their private practice, Eye Doctors of Washington, recently acquired the LenSx® ...
    June 12, 2013 - Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  • Paul Pierce in Reuters India
    That would be great (to clinch the NBA title in Los Angeles),said Pierce, a big hit among Boston fans with his trademark headband and pencil-thin moustache. "I'm not going to try to jinx it right now. We've got to win one game -- that's...
  • Andy Roddick in Washington Post
    I think everyone makes a big deal about the 10-0 thing,Roddick said. "I have to be up 2-1 in order to clinch, so I've been put in good positions a lot of times."
  • Andre Ethier in USA Today
    We put all these games in the season, 162 behind us, we put these three behind us, and we're that much closer to achieving that goal (of winning the World Series),Ethier said. "This series behind us, this win, this clinch, just closer to...

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