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synonyms for clutches

  • claws
  • control
  • custody
  • grasp
  • grip
  • keeping
  • possession
  • sway
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antonyms for clutches

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  • misconception
  • misunderstanding
  • release
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How to use clutches in a sentence

He clutches at a sharp point of rock here, or a twig there; but if it is not as safe as he believed, woe unto him!
ALILA, OUR LITTLE PHILIPPINE COUSINMARY HAZELTON WADE
I found out the little game he had come about, and saved your lordship from his clutches, which he doesn't know to this day.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
Woe to you if you fall into his clutches; before you come out of them you will be plucked, veritably flayed.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
“We are not in her clutches just yet, my lad,” said Captain Charnick, as he saw Digby anxiously watching the cutter.
DIGBY HEATHCOTEW.H.G. KINGSTON
I'm no gaun to hurt you; but I'm gaun to tak' Black Jock oot o' your clutches as shair as daith.
THE UNDERWORLDJAMES C. WELSH
The orphan grew desperate, and jerked himself out of their clutches.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
She instinctively rose and, like a drowning man who clutches at a spar, she was about to ask his help.
MICHAEL STROGOFFJULES VERNE
I snatched at any clue, however small, with desperate eagerness, as a drowning man clutches at a straw.
THE CZAR'S SPYWILLIAM LE QUEUX
He did all this at his own expense, and at the same time he kept his principal out of the clutches of gamblers and sharpers.
SEVENOAKSJ. G. HOLLAND
The operator clutches that one, and she is perfectly satisfied, and completely cured.
THE BOOK OF LIFE: VOL. I MIND AND BODY; VOL. II LOVE AND SOCIETYUPTON SINCLAIR
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO CLUTCHES

  • butt
  • cinch
  • clamp
  • clasp
  • clench
  • clinch
  • clutches
  • embrace
  • grapple
  • lug
  • possession
  • purchase
  • tenure
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.