Definitions For Clutch


  • The act of grasping
  • A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
  • A pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism
  • A woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  • A collection of things or persons to be handled together
  • A number of birds hatched at the same time
  • A tense critical situation
  • Happening during a very important or critical time especially in a sports competition
  • Able to perform well in a very important or critical situation especially in a sports competition


  • Affect
  • Take hold of; grab
  • Hold firmly, usually with one's hands
  • To hold onto (someone or something) tightly with your hand
  • To try to hold onto someone or something by reaching with your hand

Is Clutch 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 Clutch is worth 13 points in Scrabble and 16 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Clutch in a Sentence

  • I had to clutch the counter to keep from falling.
  • The child clutched her mother's hand firmly.
  • He had a book clutched in his hand.
  • She scored a clutch basket.

Synonyms for Clutch

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