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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.

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).

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 love
(Definition of clinch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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