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English definition of “clutch”

clutch

noun     /klʌtʃ/
ENGINE [C] the part of a car or truck that you press with your foot when you change gear (= part that controls how fast the wheels turn ) Machine parts
HOLD [C, U] the action of holding something tightly or of trying to hold something tightly Having in your hands
sb's clutches If you are in someone's clutches, they control you, often in an evil way.Having in your hands
(Definition of clutch noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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