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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - The act of grasping; A small slip noose made with seizing v. - Squeeze together tightly; Hold in a tight grasp.

Usage examples (36)
  • clench one's jaw
  • clench a steering wheel
  • And he saw the claw-like hands clench spasmodically.
  • Wims saw the colonel's face harden and his fist clench. for more
Tutoring comment
  • I had to "clench" (to hold tightly or close) my fist as they were forced to "clinch" (to make final) the unfair deal.
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