Synonyms for clutched
- cling to
- put the snare on
Antonyms for clutched
- let go
- be immune
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CLUTCHED
His hand slipped into the pocket where was the pistol, and clutched it.
She went white and clutched the edge of the table, with her eyes closed.
He was sure it was there, for ever since it came his hot hand had clutched it.
He clutched it and, starting up, stared at me in the utmost astonishment.
Taking up the pouch, she handed it to him, and he clutched it with a strange eagerness.
Suddenly she clutched at her breast, as if she had felt a sharp pain there.
I should have believed so, if my hand which had clutched that other hand, had not been slippery with oil.
He broke off suddenly, and standing on the carriage step he clutched the driver.
She closed her eyes and clutched me nervously, but was quite brave.
But he had not seen how the hand clasped and clutched the stick within its grasp.
Old English clyccan "bring together, bend (the fingers), clench," from PIE *klukja- (cf. Swedish klyka "clamp, fork;" related to cling). Meaning "to grasp" is early 14c.; that of "to seize with the claws or clutches" is from late 14c. Sense of "hold tightly and close" is from c.1600. Influenced in meaning by Middle English cloke "a claw." Related: Clutched; clutching.
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