Adjective "cinched" definition and examples

(Cinched may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/sɪn(t)ʃ/

Advertisement

Definitions and examples

noun

An extremely easy task.
  1. 'This is not the most sophisticated-looking dish but it's a cinch to prepare and tastes terrific.'
  2. 'It made broadcasting from Antarctica seem like a cinch.'
  3. 'Running both Germany and UK will be a cinch for her.'
  4. 'For real poor people this should be a cinch; a real work-from-home opportunity.'
  5. 'What we learned at the time from some of the world's leading security experts was that breaking into even the most sensitive sites on the Internet was a cinch.'
  6. 'It was a cinch getting insurance for me because I was 30, even though I had never driven unaccompanied.'
  7. 'Once I met the challenge of getting there for under $500, keeping costs down was a cinch.'
  8. 'All this makes vote fraud a cinch.'
  9. 'Life should be a cinch for a wine-loving pop star.'
  10. 'If you know the child well enough, buying that perfect gift is a cinch.'
  11. 'he was a cinch to take a prize'
  12. 'Just treat me nice, Omnus, and you'll be a cinch to win that position.'
  13. 'At the time, Hull had racked up 27 goals and he seemed a cinch to break his own record of 50 goals set in 1962.'
  14. 'Seemingly every palazzo had a party, but the winner was a cinch.'
A girth for a Western saddle or pack of a type used mainly in Mexico and the western US.
  1. 'After quickly brushing Mesa, I began to saddle him up, carefully tightening the cinch.'
  2. 'Adam swung his saddle onto Sport's back and bent to tighten the cinch.'
  3. 'She didn't slide up into the saddle, she jerked the cinch and used her spurs before I'd even pitched.'
  4. 'A wet cinch was a damned nuisance, and the soaked saddle fenders weren't adding to the pleasure of the night.'
  5. 'John's completed saddles are 100% ready to ride with their custom mohair cinches, latigo and stirrups.'
  6. 'Kemp walked to his horse, tightened the cinch on his saddle and walked it past men standing around talking.'
  7. 'Tack is not defined, but presumably means saddle and bridle and normal accessories, such as girths, cinches and saddle pads.'

verb

Secure (a garment) with a belt.
  1. 'The crew in the back of the aircraft was cinching down their safety belts and shoulder harnesses.'
  2. 'I ran a trembling hand through my wet hair, then cinched my white robe tighter around my waist.'
  3. 'She stood there cinching her robe until Lester came out of the kitchen.'
  4. 'Clothing droops and drifts on his small body; faded denim pants slip despite cinching with a braided belt.'
  5. 'But any sensible reptile at Cable Beach wouldn't dare mess with David when they see the crocodile skin belt cinching his trousers!'
  6. 'Always wear a sturdy weightlifting belt cinched tightly when doing heavy deadlifts.'
  7. 'She rolled out of bed and had just cinched the belt on her bathrobe when she heard tapping on her window.'
  8. 'Don't you just love this long cinched white jacket?'
  9. 'A finely-crafted leather belt was cinched loosely around her waist.'
  10. 'Along with the fedora, he also wore a robe, cinched closed by a belt.'
  11. 'when I caught up with him he was cinching up the saddle on Rose'
  12. 'The stable man worked quickly, putting a velvet saddle blanket on, then the saddle, which he cinched securely.'
  13. 'After cinching the saddle tightly around the donkey's belly, she adjusted the balance of the baskets.'
  14. 'He was throwing the saddle over the back of the big black horse and was cinching it down as I peppered him with questions.'
  15. 'Joshua cinched the girth on his horse's saddle, pulling it tight and swinging upon the animal's broad back with ease.'
Make certain of.
  1. 'I guess it was being born on a Friday that cinched it for me.'
  2. 'I took her hands and we did a walkaround, and she smiled back at me and the deal was cinched.'
  3. 'Okay Mark, that cinches it: You have no taste in music.'
  4. 'Each time she came so close, but just couldn't cinch it.'
  5. 'This quote is what cinches my position.'

More definitions

1. a strong girth used on stock saddles, having a ring at each end to which a strap running from the saddle is secured.

2. a firm hold or tight grip.

3. Informal. something sure or easy: This problem is a cinch. a person or thing certain to fulfill an expectation, especially a team or contestant certain to win a sporting event: The Giants are a cinch to win Sunday's game. verb (used with object)

4. to gird with a cinch; gird or bind firmly.

5. Informal. to seize on or make sure o

More examples(as adjective)

"waists can be cinched."

Origin

(cinch)Mid 19th century (in cinch (sense 2 of the noun)): from Spanish cincha ‘girth’.