Meaning of clinch

Definition of clinch

(noun) (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big hug"
(verb) secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel"
flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"

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