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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Clutch \Clutch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clutched (kl[u^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Clutching.] [OE. clucchen. See Clutch, n.] 1. To seize, clasp, or grip with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power. [1913 Webster] A man may set the poles together in his head, and clutch the whole globe at one intellectual grasp. --Collier. [1913 Webster] Is this a dagger which I see before me . . . ? Come, let me clutch thee. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To close tightly; to clinch. [1913 Webster] Not that I have the power to clutch my hand. --Shak. [1913 Webster]