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Crossword Answers for: C???CH

capoch

capoch
(n.) A hood; especially, the hood attached to the gown of a monk.
(v. t.) To cover with, or as with, a hood; hence, to hoodwink or blind.

chinch

chinch
(n.) The bedbug (Cimex lectularius).
(n.) A bug (Blissus leucopterus), which, in the United States, is very destructive to grass, wheat, and other grains; -- also called chiniz, chinch bug, chink bug. It resembles the bedbug in its disgusting odor.

church

church
(n.) A building set apart for Christian worship.
(n.) A Jewish or heathen temple.
(n.) A formally organized body of Christian believers worshiping together.
(n.) A body of Christian believers, holding the same creed, observing the same rites, and acknowledging the same ecclesiastical authority; a denomination; as, the Roman Catholic church; the Presbyterian church.
(n.) The collective body of Christians.
(n.) Any body of worshipers; as, the Jewish church; the church of Brahm.
(n.) The aggregate of religious influences in a community; ecclesiastical influence, authority, etc.; as, to array the power of the church against some moral evil.
(v. t.) To bless according to a prescribed form, or to unite with in publicly returning thanks in church, as after deliverance from the dangers of childbirth; as, the churching of women.

clench

clench
(n. & v. t.) See Clinch.

clinch

clinch
(n.) The act or process of holding fast; that which serves to hold fast; a grip; a grasp; a clamp; a holdfast; as, to get a good clinch of an antagonist, or of a weapon; to secure anything by a clinch.
(n.) A pun.
(n.) A hitch or bend by which a rope is made fast to the ring of an anchor, or the breeching of a ship's gun to the ringbolts.
(v. i.) To hold fast; to grasp something firmly; to seize or grasp one another.
(v. t.) To hold firmly; to hold fast by grasping or embracing tightly.
(v. t.) To set closely together; to close tightly; as, to clinch the teeth or the first.
(v. t.) To bend or turn over the point of (something that has been driven through an object), so that it will hold fast; as, to clinch a nail.
(v. t.) To make conclusive; to confirm; to establish; as, to clinch an argument.

clunch

clunch
(n.) Indurated clay. See Bind, n., 3.
(n.) One of the hard beds of the lower chalk.

clutch

clutch
(n.) A gripe or clinching with, or as with, the fingers or claws; seizure; grasp.
(n.) The hands, claws, or talons, in the act of grasping firmly; -- often figuratively, for power, rapacity, or cruelty; as, to fall into the clutches of an adversary.
(n.) A device which is used for coupling shafting, etc., so as to transmit motion, and which may be disengaged at pleasure.
(n.) Any device for gripping an object, as at the end of a chain or tackle.
(n.) The nest complement of eggs of a bird.
(n.) To seize, clasp, or gripe with the hand, hands, or claws; -- often figuratively; as, to clutch power.
(n.) To close tightly; to clinch.
(v. i.) To reach (at something) as if to grasp; to catch or snatch; -- often followed by at.

cranch

cranch
(v. t.) See Craunch.

cratch

cratch
(n.) A manger or open frame for hay; a crib; a rack.

crotch

crotch
(n.) The angle formed by the parting of two legs or branches; a fork; the point where a trunk divides; as, the crotch of a tree.
(n.) A stanchion or post of wood or iron, with two arms for supporting a boom, spare yards, etc.; -- called also crane and crutch.

crouch

crouch
(v. i.) To bend down; to stoop low; to lie close to the ground with the logs bent, as an animal when waiting for prey, or in fear.
(v. i.) To bend servilely; to stoop meanly; to fawn; to cringe.
(v. t.) To sign with the cross; to bless.
(v. t.) To bend, or cause to bend, as in humility or fear.

crunch

crunch
(v. i.) To chew with force and noise; to craunch.
(v. i.) To grind or press with violence and noise.
(v. i.) To emit a grinding or craunching noise.
(v. t.) To crush with the teeth; to chew with a grinding noise; to craunch; as, to crunch a biscuit.

crutch

crutch
(n.) A staff with a crosspiece at the head, to be placed under the arm or shoulder, to support the lame or infirm in walking.
(n.) A form of pommel for a woman's saddle, consisting of a forked rest to hold the leg of the rider.
(n.) A knee, or piece of knee timber
(n.) A forked stanchion or post; a crotch. See Crotch.
(v. t.) To support on crutches; to prop up.

cultch

cultch
(n.) Empty oyster shells and other substances laid down on oyster grounds to furnish points for the attachment of the spawn of the oyster.