clutch at

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clutch at someone or something

to grasp at or grab for someone or something. He clutched at the roots of the trees along the bank, but the flood swept him away. Karen clutched at me, but lost her grip.
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a division of Schwitzer Group, announces the production of the one millionth on-off fan clutch at the Kysor facility in Cadillac, Michigan.