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cinch / sinch/ • n. 1. inf. an extremely easy task: the program was a cinch to use. ∎  a sure thing; a certainty: he was a cinch to take a prize. 2. a girth for a Western saddle or pack. • v. [tr.] 1. secure (a garment) with a belt. ∎  fix (a saddle) securely by means of a girth; girth up (a horse). 2. inf. make certain of: his advice cinched her decision to accept the offer.

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cinch saddle-girth (U.S., from Mexican use); (fig.) sure hold, dead certainty. XIX. — Sp. cincha :- L. cingula girdle, f. cingere gird.