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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 clinch /ˈklɪnʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clinch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clinched p. pr. & vb. n. Clinching.]
 1. To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly. Clinch the pointed spear.”
 2. To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
 3. To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
 4. To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clinch, v. i. To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clinch n.
 1. The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.
 2. A pun.
 3. Naut. A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to
           avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
      2: a small slip noose made with seizing [syn: clench]
      3: the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
      4: a tight or amorous embrace; "come here and give me a big
         hug" [syn: hug, squeeze]
      v 1: secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts;
           "The girder was clinched into the wall"
      2: hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to
         prevent punches
      3: hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel" [syn: clench]
      4: embrace amorously
      5: flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were
      6: settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"