noun A tight grasp or an act of grasping something. (she made a clutch at his body) A mechanism for connecting and disconnecting a vehicle engine from its transmission system. A slim, flat handbag without handles or a strap.
verb Grasp or seize (something) tightly or eagerly. (he stood clutching a microphone)
adjective (in sport) denoting or occurring in a critical situation in which the outcome of a game or competition is at stake. (they both are hard-nosed players who seem to thrive in clutch situations)
noun A group of eggs fertilized at the same time, laid in a single session and (in birds) incubated together.