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English definition of “clutch”

clutch

noun (MACHINE PART)    /klʌtʃ/
[C usually singular] a device that allows turning movement to be sent from one part of a machine to another: I've booked the car into the garage because the clutch is slipping .Machine parts C1 [C usually singular] the pedal or handle in a vehicle that is used to operate the engine's clutch: Push the clutch in, put the car into gear , rev the engine , and then gently let the clutch out.The interior of vehicles
(Definition of clutch noun (MACHINE PART) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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