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I've got a multiple choice question:
He managed to __________ the branch of a tree and avoid being swept away by the flood waters.
A. grasp B. clutch C. hug D. munch
The key is 'grasp' but plase tell me why 'clutch' isn't suitable here. I've looked them up in the OALD and still can't distinghuish between the two words.
Thanks a lot
Last edited by thtm; 02-Jul-2013 at 21:27.
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To me, clutch implies strengthening your grip, while already holding an object, whereas grasp always means a reaching out to seize and gain a hold on an object.