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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.
See also: clutch, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: clutch, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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We also analyzed the effect of parameters such as the time of the slip, the angular speed, the lining material and the pressure exerted by the plate on the thermal behavior of the clutch to arrive at end correlations between the selected parameters and the temperature of the clutch disc.
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"Our testing shows the DuroSpeed fan drive's innovative flux ring design enables this clutch to run 70 degrees Fahrenheit cooler than competitive offerings.
The EverTough line was intended to address this need and fill the "better" gap within the manufacturer's tiered portfolio of offerings by optimizing key areas of the clutch to achieve a balance of price and performance.
To enable the clutch to engage at low and high speeds, but also to prevent sustained ratcheting action of the pawls with the clutch output at high speed and the clutch input stopped or at low speed, primary and secondary pawls are used, as can be seen in Figure 2.
While a necklace or an earring is the standard way of getting the posh effect, a jewelled clutch does that while being subtle at the same time." He adds: " The current hot favourite mini clutches are Leiber or Bottega Venetta, which has further reduced its size from a midsized clutch to a real mini one." Form is fine, but pray, what happens to function?
For example, when changing from first to second gear, the computer detects the up-shift and engages second gear, then releases the first-gear clutch while engaging the second-gear clutch to achieve a seamless gear change.
For example, when changing from 1st to 2nd gear, the computer detects the up-shift and engages 2nd gear, then releases the 1st-gear clutch while engaging the 2nd-gear clutch to achieve a seamless gear change.
Convective cooling is increased, allowing this clutch to cool four times faster than its predecessor.
He said: "I thought for Dodgy Clutch to go to South Africa and bring people back from there was very important.
See if either cleaning the screen or replacing the elbow gets the fan clutch to work.
"From Beale Street to Oblivion" is not due out until Tuesday, but expect Clutch to liberally dip into the project when it plays tomorrow at The Middle East in Cambridge.
Marco has designed the new Super Clutch to replace its Endure Clutch, providing a series of new features which fit a wider range of applications and offer a longer life cycle, the company said.
I'd have expected the clutch to last around 10,000 miles or so, or am I being optimistic?.