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  1. clutch

    • IPA[klʌtʃ]

    英式

    • v.
      grasp (something) tightly
    • n.
      a tight grasp;a person's power or control, especially when regarded as inescapable
    • adj.
      (in sport) denoting or occurring at a critical situation in which the outcome of a game or competition is at stake;(of a player or action) achieving or characterized by success at a critical moment in a game or competition
    • noun: clutch, plural noun: clutches

    • 釋義
    • 片語

    動詞

    • 1. grasp (something) tightly he stood clutching a microphone Mrs Longhill clutched at the idea

    名詞

    • 1. a tight grasp she made a clutch at his body
    • a person's power or control, especially when regarded as inescapable Tom had fallen into Amanda's clutches
    • 2. a mechanism for connecting and disconnecting an engine and the transmission system in a vehicle, or the working parts of any machine she let the clutch in and the car surged forward
    • the pedal operating the clutch in a vehicle.
    • 3. North American a clutch bag.

    形容詞

    • 1. US informal (in sport) denoting or occurring at a critical situation in which the outcome of a game or competition is at stake they both are hard-nosed players who seem to thrive in clutch situations
    • US informal (of a player or action) achieving or characterized by success at a critical moment in a game or competition a clutch quarterback clutch performances