"clinching" in the verb sense
secure or fasten by flattening the ends of nails or bolts
"The girder was clinched into the wall"
hold a boxing opponent with one or both arms so as to prevent punches
3. clench, clinch
hold in a tight grasp
"clench a steering wheel"
flatten the ends (of nails and rivets
"the nails were clinched"
"clinch a deal"
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