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clinch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclinchclinch1 /klɪntʃ/ ●○○ verb 🔊 🔊 1 [transitive]WIN to finally agree on something or get something after trying very hard 🔊 a young salesman eager to clinch the dealclinch a match/championship/victory etc 🔊 A last-minute touchdown clinched the game.2 clinch it3 [intransitive]HOLD if two people clinch, they hold each other’s arms tightly, especially when fighting→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
clinchWhite clinched a quarter-final place when he potted the last red and colours to the pink in the deciding frame.The signature at the bottom, clinched it: Jane Doe - which is a synonym for The-Woman-in-the-Street.Perhaps the establishment of the Sydney Opera House clinched its victory for bragging rights.Germany scored twice in the last ten minutes to clinch the championship.We finally clinched the contract by offering them a lower price.Mitchell phoned from Chicago to say that he was close to clinching the deal.Our company's CEO flew to Paris to clinch the deal.A last-minute touchdown clinched the game for the Saints.But those involved in entente floral feel at least they would have had a fighting chance of clinching the title.Villeneuve came to Suzuka with a nine-point lead over Michael Schumacher in the standings and could have clinched the title.clinch ... dealAdvertising creates the interest and the desire, but personal selling clinches the deal.And they also need a catch-all range of facial expressions to help clinch the deal.She confessed to being a good but plain cook and she wanted to create the right setting to clinch the deal.The only major obstacle remaining, mutual recognition, has clinched the deal.They clinched the deal for the Norwich defender just six minutes before the deadline.But although Maxine Johnson of the Founders still had doubts, he clinched the deal with his easy and cheerful manner.
clinchclinch2 noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 HOLDa situation in which two people hold each other’s arms tightly, especially when they are fighting2 HOLDa situation in which two people who love each other hold each other tightly syn embrace
Examples from the Corpus
clinchMcGuire takes a count of six then, breaking from a clinch, he crosses with a right that finds the throat.Benichou emerged from a clinch with a cut mouth.He made films that were designed basically for the drive-in movie, to be glimpsed between clinches.When Othello and Desdemona lovingly embrace, Iago grabs his wife in a rough, lewdly competitive clinch.And that's a pretty icky and dishonest clinch.But how does it perform in the clinches?
From Longman Business Dictionaryclinchclinch /klɪntʃ/ verb [transitive] to finally succeed in getting or winning somethingAdvertising creates the interest, but personal selling clinches the deal.→ See Verb table
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Verb table
clinch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclinch
he, she, itclinches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclinched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave clinched
he, she, ithas clinched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad clinched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clinch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have clinched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam clinching
he, she, itis clinching
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you, we, theyare clinching
Past
I, he, she, itwas clinching
you, we, theywere clinching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been clinching
he, she, ithas been clinching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been clinching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be clinching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been clinching
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