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  • n. Plural form of cinch.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of cinch.


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  • The suggestion that it was too much for the cop to ask Gates, a fragile, elderly, easily frightened man, to step out onto the porch, but instead he and a bunch of other cops should have forced his way into the house, kind of cinches it.

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  • I knew that I was prodding him deeply and severely, thrusting the iron into his soul with as little compunction as a Mexican _charo_ exerts when he "cinches" a heavily burdened _burro_.

    Princess Zara

  • The saddle is fastened by pliant ropes, or broad belts of leather, called in the West "cinches," to fasten which securely requires some skill, as they pass through a circular ring and are secured by a hitch or peculiar knot that holds well and can be unfastened with a quick jerk.

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  • The rider, in this space, takes a hurried look at the "cinches," slips the whip back on the wrist, and whispers a few words into the neck of the big yellow horse who is in fine fettle for this day and hour.

    Janey Canuck in the West

  • Sign up for a free account and you can post "cinches," create albums, track your favorites, and share them on a host of social network sites, including Twitter.

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  • Me: You know that little slotted plastic disc thing that cinches the bag closed?

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  • The men now added their coats, and Wemple, for additional traction, unsaddled the roan, and spread the cinches, stirrup leathers, saddle blanket, and bridle in the way of the wheels.


  • I have always wanted to go to Australia ... this cinches it!

    Australian Humor

  • The first man cinches his arms around his opponent's waist from behind, bucks forward and then simply dead-lifts him up and drops backward with him, tracing an arc of perhaps 140 degrees so that they land together, their weight on the neck of the man being thrown.

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  • This is the first season I have been regularly tying this knot as a connection to a furled leader, and sometimes the loop stays the same size, and sometimes it cinches.

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