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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.
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clinch, clench

To secure or fasten a nail, staple, screw, etc., by hammering the protruding point so that it is bent over.
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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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Time upon time, and times without end, he clinched and put Patsy on his back, each time first whirling him around and putting him down in the direction of the door and gaining toward that goal by the length of the fall.
"'For God's sake finish me, Bill,' Bill says to me in that clinch; 'put her over an' I'll fall for it, but I can't lay down.'
I cry there, right in the ring, in that clinch. The weeps for me.
The 20-year-old Dane recovered from the loss of the first set to her Italian opponent to clinch a 3-6 6-1 6-1 win.
In a match dominated by the serve, Federer secured the only break deep into the deciding set to clinch a 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/1) 6-4 triumph in two hours and 40 minutes.
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THESE pictures were taken 12 years apart but age has not dimmed the scowl of tearaway Oliver Clinch who was nicknamed 'Chucky' due to his resemblance to the voodoo doll from the Child's Play horror movies.
Summary: Brisbane [Australia], Jan 6 (ANI): World number nine Kei Nishikori defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the summit clash to clinch the 2019 Brisbane International title here at the Queensland Tennis Centre on Sunday.
Assuming there are no ties, the Chargers can only clinch a bye with a win over the Denver Broncos and a Chiefs' loss.
After leading the quarterfinal race with a clean 3-0 win-loss record, BanKo tries to clinch the third semifinals spot when it battles back-against-the-wall BaliPure (1-2) at 4 p.m.
Army shooters managed to clinch second position with 12 gold, 17 silver and 10 bronze medals.