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clutched


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clutch  \Clutch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clutched};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Clutching}.]  [OE.  clucchen  See  {Clutch},  n.] 
  1.  To  seize,  clasp,  or  gripe  with  the  hand,  hands,  or  claws; 
  --  often  figuratively;  as  to  clutch  power. 
 
  A  man  may  set  the  poles  together  in  his  head,  and 
  clutch  the  whole  globe  at  one  intellectual  grasp. 
  --Collier. 
 
  Is  this  a  dagger  which  I  see  before  me  .  .  .  ?  Come 
  let  me  clutch  thee.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  close  tightly;  to  clinch. 
 
  Not  that  I  have  the  power  to  clutch  my  hand.  --Shak. 




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