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clinch

verb uk   /klɪntʃ/ informal us  

clinch verb (WIN)

[T] to finally get or win something: I hear he finally clinched the deal to buy the land he wanted.Decisions and decidingGetting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of things

clinch verb (DECIDE)

clinch it to make someone decide what to do after a lot of thought or discussion: When they said the job would involve travelling to Paris, that clinched it (for her) (= that made her certain that she wanted the job).Decisions and deciding

clinch

noun [C] uk   /klɪntʃ/ us  
the position two people are in when they are holding each other tightly in their arms, when fighting or showing loveShowing affectionTouching and feeling
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