cinch
I. noun Etymology: Spanish cincha, from Latin cingula girdle, girth, from cingere — more at cincture Date: 1859 1. a girth for a pack or saddle 2. a tight grip 3. a. a thing done with ease b. a certainty to happen <
it's a cinch he'll break the record
>
II. verb Date: 1866 transitive verb 1. a. to put a cinch on b. to fasten (as a belt or strap) tightly 2. to make certain ; assure <
the goal that cinched the victory
>
intransitive verb to tighten the cinch — often used with up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cinch — Cinch, v. i. To perform the action of cinching; to tighten the cinch; often with up. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cinch — Cinch, n. [Cf. cinch a girth, a tight grip, as v., to get a sure hold upon; perh. so named from the tactics used in the game; also cf. Sp. cinco five (the five spots of the color of the trump being important cards).] A variety of auction pitch in …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cinch — Cinch, v. t. In the game of cinch, to protect (a trick) by playing a higher trump than the five. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Cinch — Cinch, n. [Sp. cincha, fr. L. cingere to gird.] [1913 Webster] 1. A strong saddle girth, as of canvas. [West. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 2. A tight grip. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cinch — ☆ cinch [sinch ] n. [MexSp < Sp cincha < L cingulum, a girdle < cingere, to surround, encircle < IE base * kenk , to gird, encircle > Sans káñcate, (he) binds, Gr kakala, walls] 1. a saddle or pack girth 2. Informal a firm grip 3.… …   English World dictionary

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