clutched


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clutched

Nervous or anxious. I used to get clutched every time I had to drive, but I'm a lot calmer behind the wheel now.
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clutched

mod. nervous. I get so clutched before a test.
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References in classic literature ?
I thought I had separated you from all the world, and yet you have deceived me!' In her anger she clutched Rapunzel's beautiful tresses, wrapped them twice round her left hand, seized a pair of scissors with the right, and snip, snap, they were cut off, and the lovely braids lay on the ground.
As the two reports rang out Malbihn dropped his rifle, clutched frantically at his breast, staggered, fell first to his knees and then lunged upon his face.
Into this fell the body of the warrior, and as a drowning man clutches at a straw so the fellow clutched at the tangled cordage that caught him and arrested his fall.
Already a hairy hand had clutched the helpless Taug when, with an angry growl of protest, Tarzan leaped to the branch at the attacking ape's side, and with a single mighty cuff, swept him from his perch.
They clutched at me more boldly, whispering odd sounds to each other.
In his hand he clutched the sputtering candle, and as he took the leap the rush of air extinguished it.