Clutching his neck

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What is the meaning of cluching his neck:

There’s a metallic thwap. Troll One lurches sideways, his look of amusement turning to pained surprise. He stumbles off the curb and falls into the street. He rolls onto his back, gagging, clutching his neck, staring up at the underside of the overpass. source:Mr Mercedes by King

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  • cando

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    English - British
    It means that the creature is holding onto and covering its own neck with its hands due to the pain of being wounded there.
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