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  • v. Simple past of cinch
  • v. Past participle of cinch


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  • It is unquestionably true that, with great strength, the game will be won nine times out of ten with the No-trump declaration, but in every such case it is absolutely "cinched" by the Heart or Royal call.

    Auction of To-day

  • The high-peaked wooden saddle tree was still "cinched" to the stiffening carcass.

    A Daughter of the Sioux A Tale of the Indian frontier

  • He turned to see Umber staring back with his mouth cinched tight.

    End of Time

  • Whenever Declan woke, his anxiety was worse than the day before, as if acid seethed in his belly and barbed wire cinched around his heart.

    Dreams of a Dark Warrior

  • Then a large cream-colored Mercedes convertible pulled up in front, and Willow got out wearing a short white poofy dress with big bright flower patterns, cinched at the waist with a thick pink belt and a matching pink hair band.


  • Ivy cinched the belt high and tight over her slacks and vest, turning herself into a chic urban huntress.

    Three Stages of Amazement

  • Trucker Guy refused another and left me forty-six cents as a tip, which cinched my feelings of ill will toward him.

    How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf

  • Since finishing eighth in his first NASCAR start (a Nationwide race in November 2004 that cinched a full-time ride at JGR), Hamlin has four wins and nine top-10s in 10 starts with a worst of 13th at Darlington.

    Denny Hamlin's mastery of Darlington bodes well for career

  • The station is so sprawling and packed with vehicles that it took longer than usual for Discovery to be tightly cinched down.

    Discovery arrives at space station

  • The two men stepped out of the showers simultaneously and cinched towels at their athletically chiseled waists.

    Larger Than Lyfe


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