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7 definitions found
 for cinch
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cinch \Cinch\, v. t.
     In the game of cinch, to protect (a trick) by playing a
     higher trump than the five.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cinch \Cinch\, v. i.
     To perform the action of cinching; to tighten the cinch; --
     often with up. [Western U. S.]
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 which a draw to improve the
     hand is added, and the five of trumps (called right pedro)
     and the five of the same color (called left pedro, and
     ranking between the five and the four of trumps) each count
     five on the score. Fifty-one points make a game. Called also
     double pedro and high five.
     [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cinch
      n 1: any undertaking that is easy to do; "marketing this product
           will be no picnic" [syn: cinch, breeze, picnic,
           snap, duck soup, child's play, pushover,
           walkover, piece of cake]
      2: stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that
         holds the saddle in place [syn: cinch, girth]
      3: a form of all fours in which the players bid for the
         privilege of naming trumps
      v 1: tie a cinch around; "cinch horses" [syn: cinch, girth]
      2: make sure of
      3: get a grip on; get mastery of

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  198 Moby Thesaurus words for "cinch":
     affix, afford proof of, anchor, annex, ascertain, assure, attach,
     babe, back band, backstrap, band, bandage, bearing rein, belay,
     bellyband, belt, bend, bind, bind up, bit, blinders, blinds, boob,
     brace, breeching, breeze, bridle, bring home to, bundle, caparison,
     cavesson, cement, certify, chain, checkrein, cheekpiece, chinband,
     chump, clamp, clear up, clinch, collar, cramp, credulous person,
     crownband, crupper, cull, curb, dead-sure thing, decide,
     demonstrate, determine, dismiss all doubt, do up, dupe, easy mark,
     easy pickings, easy target, easy thing, engraft, ensure, establish,
     fall guy, fasten, find out, fish, fix, follow, follow from, fool,
     gag swivel, get at, gird, girdle, girt, girth, gobe-mouches, graft,
     grapple, greener, greenhorn, greeny, gudgeon, gull, hackamore,
     halter, hames, hametugs, harness, have a case, headgear, headstall,
     hip straps, hold good, hold water, horn, innocent, insure, jaquima,
     jerk line, jockey, knit, lace, lash, lead-pipe cinch,
     leadpipe cinch, leash, lines, make certain, make fast, make good,
     make no doubt, make no mistake, make out, make sure, make sure of,
     martingale, monkey, moor, nail down, natural, noseband,
     open-and-shut case, patsy, picnic, pie, piece of cake, pigeon,
     pipe, plaything, pole strap, pommel, prize sap, prove, prove to be,
     prove true, pushover, put to, reassure, reins, remove all doubt,
     ribbons, rope, saddle, sap, saphead, schlemiel, screw up, secure,
     see that, see to it, set, set at rest, set to, settle,
     settle the matter, setup, shaft tug, shoo-in, show, side check,
     sinecure, sitting duck, snaffle, snap, sort out, splice, stirrup,
     stooge, strap, sucker, surcingle, sure bet, sure card,
     sure success, sure thing, swaddle, swathe, tack, tackle, tie,
     tie up, tighten, toy, trappings, trice up, trim, truss,
     trusting soul, tug, velvet, victim, winker braces, winner, wire,
     wrap, wrap up, yoke
  
  

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