clutch (someone or something) to (something)(redirected from clutched them to)
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.