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unclench

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verb un·clench \-ˈklench\

Simple Definition of unclench

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

Full Definition of unclench

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to open from a clenched position

  3. 2 :  to release from a grip

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  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.



1647

First Known Use of unclench

1647


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