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clench

clench

 
 
pronunciation:
klench
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part of speech: verb
inflections: clenched, clenches, clenching
definition 1: to close tightly shut.
He clenched his fists in anger.She clenched her teeth as the doctor set the broken bone.
similar words:
bite, clamp, clinch, close, grit, hold, shut
definition 2: to hold in a tight grip.
The child clenched a doll in her hand.
synonyms:
clasp
similar words:
clamp, clinch, clutch, fasten, grip, hold
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