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English noun: cinch

1. cinch (act) any undertaking that is easy to do

SamplesMarketing this product will be no picnic.

Synonymsbreeze, child's play, duck soup, picnic, piece of cake, pushover, snap, walkover

Broader (hypernym)labor, project, task, undertaking

Narrower (hyponym)doddle

2. cinch (artifact) stable gear consisting of a band around a horse's belly that holds the saddle in place


Broader (hypernym)saddlery, stable gear, tack

Part meronymharness

3. cinch (act) a form of all fours in which the players bid for the privilege of naming trumps

Broader (hypernym)all fours, high-low-jack

English verb: cinch

1. cinch (contact) tie a cinch around

SamplesCinch horses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. cinch (cognition) make sure of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)ascertain, assure, check, control, ensure, insure, see, see to it

3. cinch (cognition) get a grip on; get mastery of

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)control, master

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