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clutch at sth

phrasal verb with clutch
 
 
/klʌtʃ/ verb [T]
to try very hard to hold something: She clutched wildly at the branch.Having in your hands
Translations of “clutch at sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 努力抓住…
in Russian хвататься за что-либо…
in Turkish tutmaya/kavramaya çalışmak/çabalamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 努力抓住…
in Polish trzymać się czegoś kurczowo…
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