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English definition of “clinch”


verb (DECIDE)    /klɪntʃ/ informal
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
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