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  • a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
    • this year's model has an improved clutch
  • 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
  • a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
  • a collection of things or persons to be handled together
  • a number of birds hatched at the same time
  • a tense critical situation
    • he is a good man in the clutch
  • 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
  • affect
    • Fear seized the prisoners
    • The patient was seized with unbearable pains
    • He was seized with a dreadful disease
  • hold firmly, usually with one's hands
    • She clutched my arm when she got scared
  • 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
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