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Clinch,

river, c.300 mi (480 km) long, formed by the junction of two forks in SW Va., and flowing generally SW across E Tenn. to the Tennessee River at Kingston. Its waters and those of its tributary, the Powell, are used to make a reservoir at Norris Dam; at its mouth the Clinch forms Watts Bar Reservoir. The river is thus an important part of the system of the Tennessee Valley Authority. In the 1970s controversy arose over the growing pollution problem of the waters and the effect upon fish.

clinch, clench

To secure or fasten a nail, staple, screw, etc., by hammering the protruding point so that it is bent over.

clinch

1. Boxing Wrestling an act or an instance in which one or both competitors hold on to the other to avoid punches, regain wind, etc.
2. Nautical a loop or eye formed in a line by seizing the end to the standing part
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In Union Council Amankot, where election was held up due to non-printing of election symbol of ANP candidate, the seat of District Council was clinched by PTI Engr Zulfiqar Aziz against ANP Talawat Khan while Tehsil Council seat was grabbed by ANP Farooq Khan against runner-up candidate of PTI Mohammad Jamil Khan.
Seena's gold medal was clinched in the senior men's brown belt light featherweight division, and then he also won a bronze in the senior men's brown belt open class.
Swoope scored a season-high 15points Friday in a 83-53 victory over Alemany of Mission Hills that clinched the Mission League title for the Wolverines.
8 Chaminade, which has already clinched at least a share of second place, last won a league title in 2003.
On the first day PUTD's MusawarurRehman clinched 1st position, Majid Ali and Bilal Haider Hanif Akhwan Science College Burki got 2nd and 3rd positions respectively in 15, 000 meter race.
The combination of Westlake quarterback Ryan Campbell and receiver Michael Streck-Woodard was more potent than the running of Moorpark's Darrell Scott in a 23-12 victory that clinched the Marmonte League title for the undefeated Warriors.
Pittsburgh have clinched division and home advantage throughout play-offs.
The newest singing sensation just clinched North America's most coveted four-legged musical title--Advantage(R) Best Singing Pet.
PESHAWAR -- Pakistan TehrikeInsaf (PTI) has clinched 6 Senate seats of the total 12 seats from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said unofficial results announced here.
Champions: Palmdale clinched at least a share of its fifth consecutive Golden League title on Friday when the Falcons defeated Lancaster 45-31.
DERA MURAD JAMALI -- Pakistan Muslim League-N has clinched 10 reserved seats out of total 12 of District Council Nasirabad.
Sophomore Monica Sirathanarun clinched the victory for the Highlanders (6-3, 5-1) with an 8-4 win at No.