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
affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
a tense critical situation; "he is a good man in the clutch"
take hold of; grab; "The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"; "She clutched her purse"; "The mother seized her child by the a
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
reach by calculation; "What do you get when you add up these numbers?"
leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form; "Scram!"
cause to do; cause to act in a specified manner;
go through (mental or physical states or experiences); "get an idea"; "experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "receive injuries"; "have a feeling"
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 th
have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"
cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;
the range of vision; "out of sight of land"
range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
deem to be; "She views this quite differently from me"; "I consider her to be shallow"; "I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do"
go to see for professional or business reasons; "You should see a lawyer"; "We had to see a psychiatrist"
deliberate or decide; "See whether you can come tomorrow"; "let's see--which movie should we see tonight?"
go to see for a social visit; "I went to see my friend Mary the other day"
go to see a place, as for entertainment; "We went to see the Eiffel Tower in the morning"
match or meet; "I saw the bet of one of my fellow players"
take charge of or deal with; "Could you see about lunch?"; "I must attend to this matter"; "She took care of this business"
receive as a specified guest; "the doctor will see you now"; "The minister doesn't see anybody before noon"
imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind; "I can't see him on horseback!"; "I can see what will