I got him down to the ground, took off his belt, and cinched it tightly around his biceps to stop the bleeding.
They had measurements of what her waist size was when she was cinched in and corseted.
After all, the Vatican experts had predicted that a short conclave meant that one of the two frontrunners had cinched the deal.
A standout was a seductive black trench with a cinched waist.
For example, some Kaftan-inspired dresses with flowing silhouettes were paired with belts which cinched the waistline.
But the fact remains we havent got the championship of the League cinched by any manner of means, returned Laura.
The old man was cinched at last; Mackenzie was glad that it was so.
The old nagll lose some of his belly before he gets home, and if youve not cinched it tight your saddle will slip.
But he climbed into the saddle which Jack had cinched for him.
It was slipping, and yet he was sure he had cinched it tight.
1859, American English, "saddle-girth," from Spanish cincha "girdle," from Latin cingulum "a girdle, a swordbelt," from cingere "to surround, encircle," from PIE root *kenk- (1) "to gird, encircle" (cf. Sanskrit kankate "binds," kanci "girdle;" Lithuanian kinkau "to harness horses"). Replaced earlier surcingle. Sense of "an easy thing" is 1898, via notion of "a sure hold" (1888).
1866, "to pull in," from cinch (n.). Figurative meaning "make certain" is from 1891, American English slang. Related: Cinched; cinching.
To make something certain; clinch, NAIL something DOWN: We cinched it with a last-second field goal (1883+)
[fr Spanish cincha, ''saddle girth,'' which, when tight, fosters certainty]