, v. t. [pret. Claught (?); pret. & p. p. Cleeked (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Cleeking.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To catch or draw out with a cleek, as a fish; to hook.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. To hook or link (together); hence, to marry. Scott.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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