Synonyms for clinch
Antonyms for clinch
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLINCH
Still, just to clinch the thing, we'll calcine him, gin-house and all.
Say but the word, and we'll have another flagon of sack to clinch the bargain.'
"We must clinch our victory, men," Hilary shouted above the roar of the elements.
He struck his cane on the floor as he spoke, and grasped it firmer, as if to clinch his remark.
Then he added as though to clinch his statement, “not by a sight.”
"I suppose you'd better let her have the boat, Clinch," said his wife, in a whisper.
Nevertheless, he had taken a step forward when Clinch laid his hand on his arm.
Clinch cast a swift and meaning glance at the enemy, but looked approval.
She even added, to clinch it, "What on earth can they see in each other?"
There ain't goin' to be no hittin' after the clinch, and if there's any fouls, you leave it to me.
1560s, "clasp, interlock," especially with a bent nail, variant of clench. The sense of "settle decisively" is first recorded 1716, from the notion of "clinching" the point of a nail to keep it fast. Boxing sense is from 1860. Related: Clinched; clinching.