clinch

Part of speech: verb

To fasten, as a driven nail, by bending down the point; confirm, as a bargain or an argument.

Part of speech: verb

To grapple; clench.

Part of speech: noun

A clinching, or that which clinches or is clinched; a decisive argument.

Part of speech: noun

Clincher.

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Usage examples "clinch":

  1. And for a minute there I thought both Vee and I were let in for a fond clinch act with Miss Casey. - "Torchy and Vee", Sewell Ford.
  2. " They want to take another good look at you to clinch matters so that they can make oath to your identity," said Locke, swiftly crossing and flinging the door open. - "Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager", Burt L. Standish.
  3. She even added, to clinch it, " What on earth can they see in each other?" - "In a Little Town", Rupert Hughes.