unclench


un·clench

verb \-ˈklench\

: to move (something) out of a tightly closed position and make it less tense

Full Definition of UNCLENCH

transitive verb
1
:  to open from a clenched position
2
:  to release from a grip
intransitive verb
:  to become unclasped or relaxed

Examples of UNCLENCH

  1. He unclenched his jaw and took deep breaths.
  2. I could feel my jaw unclenching as the pain subsided.

First Known Use of UNCLENCH

1647

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