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cinch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcinchcinch1 /sษชntสƒ/ noun [singular] informal ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 EASYsomething that is very easy ๐Ÿ”Š โ€˜How was the exam?โ€™ โ€˜Oh, it was a cinch!โ€™be a cinch to do something ๐Ÿ”Š The program is a cinch to install.2 CERTAINLY/DEFINITELY American English something that will definitely happen, or someone who will definitely do somethingbe a cinch to do something ๐Ÿ”Š Most observers say the president is a cinch to win re-election.
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cinchโ€ข I doubted that the load could be lifted, but Leese said it would be a cinch.โ€ข Edith finds the cooking a cinch.โ€ข There was no manual with the beta version, but the package as a whole is a cinch to use.โ€ข He used the third to make a cinch between her hands and the chair's bottom rail.โ€ข After that, he was on his own, but the thousand dollars was a cinch.โ€ข Today Astrid wore a white satiny dress with a wide gold cinch belt.โ€ข Making an ocean is no cinch.be a cinch to do somethingโ€ข Good pie crust is a cinch to make.โ€ข The L.A. Dodgers are a cinch to win the division.โ€ข Equally important, the battle. net site is a cinch to get to.โ€ข There was no manual with the beta version, but the package as a whole is a cinch to use.be a cinch to do somethingโ€ข Equally important, the battle. net site is a cinch to get to.โ€ข There was no manual with the beta version, but the package as a whole is a cinch to use.
cinchcinch2 verb [transitive] ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ”Š 1 DCto pull a belt, strap etc tightly around something ๐Ÿ”Š a blue dress cinched at the waist by a wide belt2 CERTAINLY/DEFINITELY American English to make something certain to happen ๐Ÿ”Š They cinched a place in the play-off.โ†’ See Verb table
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cinchโ€ข She had tinted blond hair, large glasses, a blue dress cinched at the waist by a wide glossy belt.โ€ข She had her dress cinched at the waist with a belt.โ€ข A piece of rope still cinched his neck.โ€ข The zip gaped open an inch at his waist, which was cinched in far too tightly by a fake crocodile belt.โ€ข The Los Angeles conference really cinched it for me.โ€ข Brown hopes to cinch the deal by Monday.
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Verb table
cinch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycinch
he, she, itcinchs
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycinched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave cinched
he, she, ithas cinched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad cinched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill cinch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have cinched
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