seize; take hold of tightly with the hands
an act of clutching or the fingers and hands in the act of clutching
control or power
in a car, which allows working parts of machinery to be connected or disconnected smoothly
"he released his clasp on my arm"
"he has a strong grip for an old man"
"she kept a firm hold on the railing"
"he is a good man in the clutch"
"he smoothely released the clutch with one foot and stepped on the gas with the other"
"this year's model has an improved clutch"
"The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter"
"She clutched her purse"
"The mother seized her child by the arm"
"Birds of prey often seize small mammals"
"She clutched my arm when she got scared"
"Fear seized the prisoners"
"The patient was seized with unbearable pains"
"He was seized with a dreadful disease"
But age..hath caught me in his clutch.
出自：Hamlet , Shakespeare
[He] escapes the Clutches of the Hangman.
A clutch of leering women.
出自： A. L. Rowse
The female can only lay a relatively small number of eggs in a clutch.
出自： D. Attenborough
With all the fingers spread out as if to clutch it.
出自： Sir W. Scott
She clutched her child to her breast.