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clinch

verb [T]
 
 
/klɪntʃ/ informal
to finally get or win something: to clinch a deal Getting, receiving and acceptingCapturing or taking possession of thingsSucceeding, achieving and fulfilling
clinch it informal to make someone finally decide what to do: When he said the job was in Paris, that clinched it for me.Decisions and deciding
Translations of “clinch”
in Spanish cerrar…
in French conclure…
in German zum Abschluß bringen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 贏得, 獲得, 最終贏得…
in Russian заключать (сделку)…
in Turkish nihayet halletmek, çözümlemek, almak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 赢得, 获得, 最终赢得…
in Polish sfinalizować…
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