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  • n  the act of grasping
  • n  a tense critical situation
    he is a good man in the clutch
  • n  a number of birds hatched at the same time
  • n  a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  • n  a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  • n  a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
    he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other
  • n  a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    this year's model has an improved clutch
  • v  take hold of; grab
    She clutched her purse
  • v  hold firmly, usually with one's hands
    She clutched my arm when she got scared
  • v  affect
News & Articles

  • Ranking the 5 Most Clutch Players in Orange History
    There's nothing like a game-winning shot at the buzzer in college basketball, but you need a player with ice in his veins to hit a clutch shot like that. Luckily for Syracuse fans, the Orange have had a ton of clutch players over the years. Whenever the Orange need a big shot, they have someone to rely on, and a few guys have proven that they can always be relied on in the final minute. Let's ...
    June 11, 2013 - Bleacher Report
  • Win It! A Clutch from the Kate Hudson Capsule Collection for Ann Taylor
    “Extra” is giving a clutch from Kate Hudson’s collection to one lucky friend.
    June 10, 2013 - Extra TV
  • Paul Goldschmidt and hitting in the clutch
    So Paul Goldschmidt's "clutch" credentials so far are pretty spectacular: He's hitting .431 and slugging .914 with runners in scoring position. He has four go-ahead homers in the eighth or later, most in the majors, including this three-run homer with two outs in the eighth on Friday against the Giants. (Why Goldschmidt was allowed to face a left-hander there is another discussion). He's hitting ...
    June 10, 2013 - ESPN Blogs

  • Terry Francona in Forbes
    It was a great swing, but part of the reason he got a chance to swing is David is such a good hitter, such a clutch hitter,Francona said. "That's why you want to have as many good hitters as you can, so they can't pitch around people."
  • Nick Clegg in
    Nick Clegg, the Lib Dem leader, said: "A secret inquiry, conducted by a clutch of grandees hand picked by the prime minister, is not what Britain needs."
  • Brian Sabean in Houston Chronicle
    He is a complete player on both sides of the ball, a clutch performer and a winner,Giants general manager Brian Sabean said in a statement Thursday announcing the deal. "He has the hardware to show it with the awards he has garnered and a...

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