Cinch Cinch, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cinched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cinch"ing}.] 1. To put a cinch upon; to girth tightly. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To get a sure hold upon; to get into a tight place, as for forcing submission. [Slang, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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