clutches
clutches clutches n. 1. the act of grasping.

Syn: clasp, clench, clutch, grasp, grip, hold. [WordNet 1.5]

2. control; power; -- used in the phrase in one's clutches. Same as {clutch[2]}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, , / (implying rapacity or cruelty), ,


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