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

 clutch /ˈklʌʧ/

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clutch n.
 1. A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp. “The clutch of poverty.”
    An expiring clutch at popularity.   --Carlyle.
 But Age, with his stealing steps,
 Hath clawed me in his clutch.   --Shak.
 2. pl. The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
    I must have . . . little care of myself, if I ever more come near the clutches of such a giant.   --Bp. Stillingfleet.
 3. Mach. A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
 4. Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.
 5. Zool. The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
 Bayonet clutch Mach., a clutch in which connection is made by means of bayonets attached to arms sliding on a feathered shaft. The bayonets slide through holes in a crosshead fastened on the shaft.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clutch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clutched p. pr. & vb. n. Clutching.]
 1. To seize, clasp, or grip with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
    A man may set the poles together in his head, and clutch the whole globe at one intellectual grasp.   --Collier.
 Is this a dagger which I see before me . . . ?
 Come, let me clutch thee.   --Shak.
 2. To close tightly; to clinch.
    Not that I have the power to clutch my hand.   --Shak.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Clutch, v. i.
 1. To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at.
    Clutching at the phantoms of the stock market.   --Bankroft.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he
           has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold
           on the railing" [syn: clasp, clench, clutches, grasp,
            grip, hold]
      2: a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"
      3: a number of birds hatched at the same time
      4: a collection of things or persons to be handled together
         [syn: batch]
      5: a pedal that operates a clutch [syn: clutch pedal]
      6: a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven
         parts of a driving mechanism
      v 1: take hold of; grab; "The salesclerk quickly seized the money
           on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother
           seized her child by the arm"; "Birds of prey often seize
           small mammals" [syn: seize, prehend]
      2: hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm
         when she got scared" [syn: cling to, hold close, hold
      3: affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized
         with unberable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful
         disease" [syn: seize, get hold of]