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Clutch vs. Snatch — What's the Difference?

Clutch vs. Snatch — What's the Difference?

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Clutch

A clutch is a mechanical device that engages and disengages power transmission, especially from a drive shaft (driving shaft) to a driven shaft. In the simplest application, clutches connect and disconnect two rotating shafts (drive shafts or line shafts).

Snatch

Quickly seize (something) in a rude or eager way
A victory snatched from the jaws of defeat
She snatched at the handle
She snatched a biscuit from the plate

Clutch

To grasp and hold tightly
A child clutching a blanket.

Snatch

An act of snatching or quickly seizing something
A quick snatch of breath

Clutch

To seize; snatch
Clutched the banana from my hand.
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Snatch

The rapid raising of a weight from the floor to above the head in one movement.

Clutch

To attempt to grasp or seize
Clutch at a life raft.

Snatch

A woman's genitals.

Clutch

To engage or disengage a motor vehicle's clutch.

Snatch

To grasp or seize hastily, eagerly, or suddenly
Snatched the dollar from my hand.

Clutch

To hatch (chicks).

Snatch

To steal, especially quickly or with a sudden movement.

Clutch

A hand, claw, talon, or paw in the act of grasping.

Snatch

(Informal) To kidnap (someone).

Clutch

A tight grasp.

Snatch

(Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.

Clutch

Often clutches Control or power
Caught in the clutches of sin.

Snatch

To obtain or achieve quickly or unexpectantly
Snatched an early lead in the game.

Clutch

A device for gripping and holding.

Snatch

To get (a small amount of sleep).

Clutch

Any of various devices for engaging and disengaging two working parts of a shaft or of a shaft and a driving mechanism.

Snatch

To make grasping or seizing motions
Snatched at the lamp cord.

Clutch

The apparatus, such as a lever or pedal, that activates one of these devices.

Snatch

The act of snatching; a quick grasp or grab.

Clutch

A tense, critical situation
Came through in the clutch.

Snatch

(Informal) A kidnapping.

Clutch

A small, strapless purse that is carried in the hand.

Snatch

A brief period of time
"At the end we preferred to travel all night, / Sleeping in snatches" (T.S. Eliot).

Clutch

The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.

Snatch

A small amount; a bit or fragment
A snatch of dialogue.

Clutch

A brood of chickens.

Snatch

(Sports) A lift in weightlifting in which the weight is raised in one uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.

Clutch

A group; a bunch.

Snatch

Vulgar Slang The vulva.

Clutch

Being or occurring in a tense or critical situation
Won the championship by sinking a clutch putt.

Snatch

(transitive) To grasp and remove quickly.
He snatched up the phone.
She snatched the letter out of the secretary's hand.

Clutch

Tending to be successful in tense or critical situations
The coach relied on her clutch pitcher.

Snatch

(intransitive) To attempt to seize something suddenly.
To snatch at a rope

Clutch

To seize, as though with claws.
To clutch power

Snatch

(transitive) To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
To snatch a kiss

Clutch

To grip or grasp tightly.
She clutched her purse tightly and walked nervously into the building.

Snatch

To steal.
Someone has just snatched my purse!

Clutch

(video games) To win in a 1vX (one versus X) situation.

Snatch

To take (a victory) at the last moment.

Clutch

To unexpectedly or luckily succeed in a difficult activity.

Snatch

To do something quickly in the limited time available.
He snatched a sandwich before catching the train.
He snatched a glimpse of her while her mother had her back turned.

Clutch

(transitive) To hatch.

Snatch

A quick grab or catch.
The leftfielder makes a nice snatch to end the inning.

Clutch

The claw of a predatory animal or bird.

Snatch

A short period.

Clutch

(by extension) A grip, especially one seen as rapacious or evil.

Snatch

(weightlifting) A competitive weightlifting event in which a barbell is lifted from the platform to locked arms overhead in a smooth continuous movement.

Clutch

A device to interrupt power transmission, commonly used to separate the engine and gearbox in a car.

Snatch

A piece of some sound, usually music or conversation.
I heard a snatch of Mozart as I passed the open window.

Clutch

The pedal in a car that disengages power and torque transmission from the engine (through the drivetrain) to the drive wheels.

Snatch

The vulva.

Clutch

Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.

Snatch

(aviation) Rapid, uncommanded jerking or oscillation of the ailerons of some aircraft at high Mach numbers, resulting from shock wave formation at transonic speeds.

Clutch

A fastener that attaches to the back of a tack pin to secure an accessory to clothing. Clutch (pin fastener).}}

Snatch

(dated) A brief period of exertion.

Clutch

A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.

Snatch

(dated) A catching of the voice.

Clutch

A brood of chickens or a sitting of eggs.

Snatch

(dated) A hasty snack; a bite to eat.

Clutch

A group or bunch (of people or things).

Snatch

(dated) A quibble.

Clutch

(US) An important or critical situation.

Snatch

To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony; as, to snatch a loaf or a kiss.
When half our knowledge we must snatch, not take.

Clutch

A difficult maneuver

Snatch

To seize and transport away; to rap.

Clutch

Performing or tending to perform well in difficult, high-pressure situations.

Snatch

To attempt to seize something suddenly; to catch; - often with at; as, to snatch at a rope.

Clutch

A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
An expiring clutch at popularity.
But Age, with his stealing steps,Hath clawed me in his clutch.

Snatch

A hasty catching or seizing; a grab; a catching at, or attempt to seize, suddenly.

Clutch

The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; - often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
I must have . . . little care of myself, if I ever more come near the clutches of such a giant.

Snatch

A short period of vigorous action; as, a snatch at weeding after a shower.
They move by fits and snatches.

Clutch

A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.

Snatch

A small piece, fragment, or quantity; a broken part; a scrap.
We have often little snatches of sunshine.
Leave me your snatches, and yield me a direct answer.

Clutch

Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.

Snatch

A small fragment;
Overheard snatches of their conversation

Clutch

The nest complement of eggs of a bird.

Snatch

Obscene terms for female genitals

Clutch

To seize, clasp, or grip with the hand, hands, or claws; - often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
A man may set the poles together in his head, and clutch the whole globe at one intellectual grasp.
Is this a dagger which I see before me . . . ?Come, let me clutch thee.

Snatch

(law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment

Clutch

To close tightly; to clinch.
Not that I have the power to clutch my hand.

Snatch

A weightlift in which the barbell is lifted overhead in one rapid motion

Clutch

To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; - often followed by at.

Snatch

The act of catching an object with the hands;
Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
He made a grab for the ball before it landed
Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
The infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

Clutch

To become too tense or frightened to perform properly; used sometimes with up; as, he clutched up on the exam.

Snatch

To grasp hastily or eagerly;
Before I could stop him the dog snatched the ham bone

Clutch

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

Snatch

To make grasping motions;
The cat snatched at the butterflies

Clutch

A tense critical situation;
He is a good man in the clutch

Snatch

Take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom;
The industrialist's son was kidnapped

Clutch

A number of birds hatched at the same time

Clutch

A collection of things or persons to be handled together

Clutch

A pedal that operates a clutch

Clutch

A coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism

Clutch

Take hold of; grab;
The salesclerk quickly seized the money on the counter
She clutched her purse
The mother seized her child by the arm
Birds of prey often seize small mammals

Clutch

Hold firmly, usually with one's hands;
She clutched my arm when she got scared

Clutch

Affect;
Fear seized the prisoners
The patient was seized with unberable pains
He was seized with a dreadful disease

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