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clutches

kluh chuhz

  • n  the act of grasping
  • n  the act of grasping
  • n  a tense critical situation
  • 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
  • n  a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
  • v  take hold of; grab
  • v  hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  • v  affect
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  • Benazir Bhutto in Guardian Unlimited
    To get Pakistan from the clutches of dictatorship, we are organizing a long march,Bhutto told around 100 journalists protesting the new media clampdown, which would impose jail time for those who criticize Musharraf or the army. "I request...
  • Mahinda Rajapakse in Earthtimes.org
    President Rajapaksa said he was paying tribute to the armed forces, the police and the elite commando unit known as the Special Task Force who took part in the "humanitarian exercise to free the people of the east from the clutches of terrorism."
  • Thabo Mbeki in Scotland on Sunday
    Mbeki said the summit should work to ensure that Africa's "masses escape from the clutches of poverty".

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