Definitions For Clinch


  • (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
  • A tight or amorous embrace
  • A device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
  • The flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
  • A small slip noose made with seizing
  • A position in which two people (such as two boxers) are holding each other very closely


  • Settle conclusively
  • Flatten the ends (of nails and rivets)
  • Secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
  • Embrace amorously
  • Hold in a tight grasp
  • Hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
  • To make (something) certain or final
  • To make certain the winning of (something)
  • To hold each other closely during a fight

Is Clinch a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Clinch is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Clinch in a Sentence

  • His home run clinched the victory.
  • The new evidence clinches the case.
  • Her work on the project should clinch her a promotion.
  • The referee told the boxers to break their clinch.

Synonyms for Clinch

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