Cinch - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |sɪntʃ|  American pronunciation of the word cinch
Brit.  |sɪn(t)ʃ|  British pronunciation of the word cinch


- any undertaking that is easy to do (syn: breeze, picnic, pushover, snap, walkover)
- stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place (syn: girth)
- a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps


- tie a cinch around(syn: girth)
- make sure of
- get a grip on; get mastery of


This recipe is a cinch.

This dish is a cinch to make.

The coat is cinched at the waist.

The rider cinched the saddle.

The candidate cinched the nomination by winning the major primary elections.

The home run cinched the victory.

He's a cinch to be elected.

It's a cinch that he'll win.

'How was the exam?' 'Oh, it was a cinch!'

The program is a cinch to install.

Most observers say the President is a cinch to win re-election.

They cinched a place in the play-off.

a blue dress cinched at the waist by a wide belt

Word forms

I/you/we/they: cinch
he/she/it: cinches
present participle: cinching
past tense: cinched
past participle: cinched
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