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(boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
the flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
a small slip noose made with seizing
settle conclusively; "clinch a deal"
flatten the ends (of nails and rivets); "the nails were clinched"
secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts; "The girder was clinched into the wall"
embrace amorously
hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches