Translation of "clutch" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /klʌtʃ/ us /klʌtʃ/

to hold something tightly

She clutched a coin in her hand.

Phrasal verb(s)

noun [ no plural ] uk /klʌtʃ/ us /klʌtʃ/

the part of a car that you press with your foot when you change gear (= the part that controls how fast the wheels turn)


(Translation of “clutch” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /klatʃ/

(with at) to try to take hold of

I clutched at a floating piece of wood to save myself from drowning.

to hold tightly (in the hands)

She was clutching a 50–cent piece.
clutch at straws

to hope that something may help one in a hopeless situation

aferrarse a cualquier cosa
I’m probably clutching at straws, but we could still score a last-minute goal.

(Translation of “clutch” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)