Textual thesaurus for "clutch"

(noun) grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutches

the act of grasping

he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

(noun) clutch pedal

a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism

he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other

(noun) clutch bag

a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand

(noun) batch

a collection of things or persons to be handled together

(verb) seize, get hold of


Fear seized the prisoners; The patient was seized with unbearable pains; He was seized with a dreadful disease

(verb) prehend, seize

take hold of; grab

The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals

(verb) cling to, hold close, hold tight

hold firmly, usually with one's hands

She clutched my arm when she got scared