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clutch
     1. v. To seize, as though with claws. (from 14th c.)
     2. v. To grip or grasp tightly. (from 17th c.)
     3. n. The claw of a predatory animal or bird. (from 13th c.)
     4. n. (by extension) A person's hands or grip seen as rapacious or evil. from 16th c.
     5. n. A device to interrupt power transmission, commonly used between engine and gearbox in a car. (from 19th c.)
     6. n. The pedal in a car that disengages power transmission.
     7. n. A small handbag or purse with no straps or handle.
     8. n. (US) An important or critical situation.
     9. adj. (US) Performing or tending to perform well in difficult, high-pressure situations.
     10. n. A brood of chickens or a sitting of eggs. (from 18th c.)
     11. n. A group or bunch (of people or things). (from 20th c.)

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But when it made a difference, something stopped you in the clutch

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