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clenching, clench nailing

The hammering over of the point of a nail against a wood face to secure its adhesion under rough usage.
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SEATTLE - In 2000, the Seattle Mariners celebrated clinching the American League wild-card berth with a victory over the Angels in Anaheim.
1 ranking after clinching a comeback victory over Francesca Schiavone at the WTA Championships.
ROGER FEDERER warmed up for the US Open in style by clinching his 17th Masters 1000 title in Cincinnati.
Clinching silver yesterday behind the Bahraini star was Wang Ying Ju, also of China, in 7.
It wasn't only in the AT&T Park visitors' clubhouse, all picked up after the wild-card clinching party the day before, that a case could be heard for the Dodgers to go farther than they have since the 1988 World Series championship.
And the obvious prize of clinching a Triple Crown after last year's success is a big incentive," he insisted.