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Clutch vs. Wallet

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Clutchverb

To seize, as though with claws.

‘to clutch power’;

Walletnoun

A small case, often flat and often made of leather, for keeping money (especially paper money), credit cards, etc.

‘The thief stole all the money and credit cards out of the old man's wallet.’;

Clutchverb

To grip or grasp tightly.

‘She clutched her purse tightly and walked nervously into the building.’;

Walletnoun

A person's bank account or assets.

‘It's unknown if the pro running back's recent sex scandal will hit him in the wallet or not.’;

Clutchverb

(transitive) To hatch.

Walletnoun

A thick case or folder with plastic sleeves in which compact discs may be stored.

‘I won an auction online for a cheap CD wallet.’;

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Clutchnoun

The claw of a predatory animal or bird.

Walletnoun

(archaic) A bag or pouch.

‘He brought with him a large wallet with some provisions for the road.’;

Clutchnoun

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

Walletnoun

(slang) A person's buttocks (the area of the body nearest where one keeps one's wallet).

‘He fell down and landed on his wallet.’;

Clutchnoun

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

Walletnoun

A bag or sack for carrying about the person, as a bag for carrying the necessaries for a journey; a knapsack; a beggar's receptacle for charity; a peddler's pack.

‘[His hood] was trussed up in his walet.’;

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Clutchnoun

The pedal in a car that disengages power transmission.

Walletnoun

A pocketbook for keeping money about the person.

Clutchnoun

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

Walletnoun

Anything protuberant and swagging.

Clutchnoun

A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.

Walletnoun

a pocket-size case for holding papers and paper money

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Clutchnoun

(US) An important or critical situation.

Wallet

A wallet is a small, flat case or pouch that can be used to carry such small personal items as paper currency, credit cards, and identification documents (driver's license, identification card, club card, etc.), photographs, transit pass, business cards and other paper or laminated cards. Wallets are generally made of leather or fabrics, and they are usually pocket-sized and foldable.

Clutchnoun

A brood of chickens or a sitting of eggs.

Clutchnoun

A group or bunch (of people or things).

Clutchadjective

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

Clutchnoun

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.’;

Clutchnoun

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.’;

Clutchnoun

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

Clutchnoun

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

Clutchnoun

The nest complement of eggs of a bird.

Clutchverb

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.’;

Clutchverb

To close tightly; to clinch.

‘Not that I have the power to clutch my hand.’;

Clutchverb

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

Clutchverb

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

Clutchnoun

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’;

Clutchnoun

a tense critical situation;

‘he is a good man in the clutch’;

Clutchnoun

a number of birds hatched at the same time

Clutchnoun

a collection of things or persons to be handled together

Clutchnoun

a pedal that operates a clutch

Clutchnoun

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

Clutchverb

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’;

Clutchverb

hold firmly, usually with one's hands;

‘She clutched my arm when she got scared’;

Clutchverb

affect;

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

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).

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