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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
clutches \clutches\ n.
1. the act of grasping.
Syn: clasp, clench, clutch, grasp, grip, hold.
2. control; power; -- used in the phrase in one's clutches.
Same as clutch.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he
has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on
the railing" [syn: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches,
grasp, grip, hold]
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
50 Moby Thesaurus words for "clutches":
administration, authority, claws, command, control, digits,
disposition, domination, dominion, empery, empire, fangs,
fingernails, fingers, governance, government, grasp, grip, gripe,
hand, hands, helm, hold, hooks, iron hand, jaws, jurisdiction,
mandibles, mastership, mastery, maxillae, meathooks, mitts, nails,
nippers, palm, pincers, pounces, power, raj, regnancy, reign,
reins of government, rule, sovereignty, sway, talons, teeth,
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