clutch (someone or something) to (something)

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clutch (someone or something) to (something)

To press or hold something firmly against something else. Suzy clutched her new doll to her chest. Clutch this icepack to your knee to alleviate the swelling.
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clutch someone or something to something

to grasp and hold someone or something to something. She clutched the baby to her bosom. Lee clutched the ice pack to his head.
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People weren't sure, until they saw King clutch one to his body -unusually, above the waist -like a possessive parent holding onto a child for dear life.