cinch
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /sɪntʃ/
Noun

cinch (plural cinches)

  1. A simple saddle girth used in Mexico.
    • , The Flying U's Last Stand
      He found Andy morosely replacing some broken strands in his cinch, and he went straight at the mooted question.
  2. (informal) Something that is very easy to do.
    No problem. It's a cinch.
    • , Major Archibald Lee Fletcher, Boy Scouts in the Coal Caverns
      We thought we had a cinch on getting out by way of this cord and so we followed that.
  3. (informal) A firm hold.
    • , The World For Sale,
      You've got the cinch on him. You could send him to quod, and I'd send him there as quick as lightning. I'd hang him, if I could, for what he done to Lil Sarnia.
Synonyms Translations
  • German: Sattelgurt
  • Russian: подпру́га
Translations Translations
  • Russian: влия́ние
Verb

cinch (cinches, present participle cinching; past and past participle cinched)

  1. To bring to certain conclusion.
  2. To tighten down.
Noun

cinch (plural cinches)

  1. (card games) A variety of auction pitch in which a draw to improve the hand is added, and the five of trumps (called "right Pedro") and the five of the same colour (called "left Pedro", and ranking between the five and the four of trumps) are each worth five. Fifty-one points make a game.
Synonyms Verb

cinch (cinches, present participle cinching; past and past participle cinched)

  1. (card games) In the game of cinch, to protect (a trick) by playing a higher trump than the five.



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