how to pronounce clinch


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clinch is pronounced in one syllable

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An example use of clinch in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… but despite failing to clinch a deal he …”

meanings of clinch


  1. To set closely together; to close tightly.
  2. To hold firmly; to clench.
  3. To bend and hammer the point of (a nail) so it cannot be removed.
  4. To make certain; to finalize.
  5. To embrace passionately.
  6. To clasp; to interlock.
  7. To fasten securely or permanently.


  1. A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.
  2. Any of several fastenings.
  3. The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip or grasp.
  4. A pun.
  5. A passionate embrace.
  6. In combat sports, the act of one or both fighters holding onto the other to prevent being hit or engage in standup grappling.


  1. A surname​.

clinch frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word clinch occurs in english on average 2.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics clinch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that clinch can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

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