adverb see clinch I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clinchingly — adverb in a clinching manner, in a manner which serves to clinch something …   Wiktionary

  • clinchingly — clinch·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • clinchingly — adverb : in a clinching manner …   Useful english dictionary

  • clinch — clinchingly, adv. /klinch/, v.t. 1. to settle (a matter) decisively: After they clinched the deal they went out to celebrate. 2. to secure (a nail, screw, etc.) in position by beating down the protruding point: He drove the nails through the… …   Universalium

  • clinch — I. verb Etymology: probably alteration of clench Date: 1542 transitive verb 1. clench 3 2. a. to turn over or flatten the protruding pointed end of (a driven nail); also to treat (as a screw, bolt, or rivet) in a similar way b. to fasten in this… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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