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adjective as in held

adjective as in kept

adjective as in seized

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The Zero FXA standard-issue gas-powered motorcycle requires that its rider shift gears by pulling in the clutch with your left hand and changing gears with your left foot.

In a time when a quick run to the grocery store for coffee filters isn’t always an option, this set’s filter-free design is particularly clutch.

That clutch production earned her the 2015 Honda Sports Award as the national player of the year.

Jairus Hamilton, a transfer from Boston College, hit a clutch three-pointer early in that late run, and junior guard Eric Ayala nailed one a minute later.

The Terps never regained their composure even as they made a few clutch shots in the fourth quarter.

That was accomplished by cops such as the one whose picture was clutched so tightly by his widow on Sunday.

As he entered the canyon, he clutched his chest and fell to the sidewalk.

“The voices made me do it,” he said, and theatrically clutched both sides of his head.

Contestants, huddled on the couches of a communal room, clutched their faces in shock and some broke into sobs.

Each model clutched a Bloomsbury bag in one hand, all a variation on the new, hand-painted leather and suede piece.

The ideal is not a thing to be clutched at, or taken by force, but all of the conditions—every tittle—must be fulfilled.

I clutched at the straw you held out to me, and saved myself at a cost greater than the world can ever know.

On landing, the old prince, trembling from top to toe, with despairing glance clutched the arm of the Governor for protection.

Engel called "Fourteen" and got out there, briefcase tightly clutched up under his arm, its flap unbuckled.

But he had no time for sentiment; he grabbed the reef-earring with his left hand, and clutched at the man with his right.

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On this page you'll find 231 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clutched, such as: afraid, apprehensive, careful, concerned, distressed, and fearful.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.