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Noun

Singular
clutch

Plural
es

clutch (es)
  1. A device to interrupt power transmission, commonly used between engine and gearbox in a car.
  2. The pedal in a car that disengages power transmission.
  3. A hand or claw, when it is grasping something firmly.
  4. A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.
  5. A group or bunch, especially of eggs or baby birds.
  6. An important or critical situation.

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to clutch

Third person singular
clutch

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to clutch (third-person singular simple present clutch, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To grip or grasp tightly.
    She clutched her purse tightly and walked nervously into the building.

Adjective

clutch (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
clutch

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. (US) Tending to perform well in difficult, high-pressure situations.

Norwegian

Alternative spellings

kløtsj

Etymology

From English clutch

Noun

clutch m. (definite singular clutchen; indefinite plural clutcher; definite plural clutchene)

  1. clutch (device between engine and gearbox)

Synonyms

References

  • clutch” in The Bokmål Dictionary / The Nynorsk DictionaryDokumentasjonsprosjektet.

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