hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
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"
a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism; "this year's model has an improved clutch"
a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; "he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand
a collection of things or persons to be handled together
a number of birds hatched at the same time
a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"
affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized
get the meaning of something; "Do you comprehend the meaning of this letter?"
to become aware of through the senses; "I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"
include in scope; include as part of something broader; have as one's sphere or territory; "This group encompasses a wide range of people from different backgrounds"; "this should cover everyone in the group"
(mining) a unit of volume (equal to 6 cubic feet) used in measuring bodies of ore
a linear unit of measurement (equal to 6 feet) for water depth
measure the depth of (a body of water) with a sounding line
come to understand
move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?"
receive as a retribution or punishment; "He got 5 years in prison"
communicate with a place or person; establish communication with, as if by telephone; "Bill called this number and he got Mary"; "The operator couldn't get Kobe because of the earthquake"
suffer from the receipt of; "She will catch hell for this behavior!"
take vengeance on or get even; "We'll get them!"; "That'll fix him good!"; "This time I got him"
perceive by hearing; "I didn't catch your name"; "She didn't get his name when they met the first time"
succeed in catching or seizing, especially after a chase; "We finally got the suspect"; "Did you catch the thief?"
purchase; "What did you get at the toy store?"
make children; "Abraham begot Isaac"; "Men often father children but don't recognize them"
reach with a blow or hit in a particular spot; "the rock caug
time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
bind by an
the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
perceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight; "You have to be a good observer to see all the details"; "Can you see the bird in that tree?"; "He is blind--he cannot see"
see and understand, have a good eye; "The artist must first learn to see"
perceive (an idea or situation) mentally; "Now I see!"; "I just can't see your point"; "Does she realize how important this decision is?"; "I don't understand the idea"
observe, check out, and look over carefully or inspect; "The customs agent examined the baggage"; "I must see your passport before you can enter the country"
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
see or watch; "view a show on television"; "This program will be seen all over the world"; "view an exhibition"; "Catch a show on Broadway"; "see a movie"