ME; see clutch, v.
- Grasp; control; realm; [fig.] cognition; comprehension; understanding; mental scope; capacity for memory.
clutch [-ed] v
ME clucche; ME cloke was gradually assimilated in form to clutch, to grasp with claws.
- Grasp; clench; hold tightly.
- Snatch; grab; make an eager effort to seize.
- Hold; cling to; hang onto; [fig.] insist on; interrogate with; repeat over and over.