1. The act of grasping (synset 100814187)
    "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
  2. A tense critical situation (synset 114056219)
    "he is a good man in the clutch"
  3. A number of birds hatched at the same time (synset 108417827)
  4. A collection of things or persons to be handled together (synset 108417409)
  5. A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand (synset 103059403)
  6. A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism (synset 103059144)
    "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
  7. A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism (synset 103058886)
    "this year's model has an improved clutch"
  1. Take hold of;
    Grab (synset 201215136)
    "The sales clerk 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"
  2. Hold firmly, usually with one's hands (synset 201222867)
    "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
  3. Affect (synset 200739661)
    "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"

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