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clench

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of clench

  1. the act or manner of holding <fearful that his suitcase might be stolen, he never once relaxed his clench on the handle> Synonyms clasp, hold, grapple, grasp, grip, handgrip, handholdRelated Words anchorage, leverage, purchase; grab, seizure; foothold, footing, toehold; clinch, embrace, hugNear Antonyms release, relinquishment




clench

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of clench

  1. to have or keep in one's hands <clenched a tissue in his hands as he told his story of misfortune> Synonyms hold, cling (to), clutch, gripRelated Words bear, carry; bag, capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, grapple, hook, land, latch (on or onto), nab, nail, seize, snap (up), snare, snatch, take, trap; feel, finger, handle, paw; clasp, embrace, grasp, hug; cradleNear Antonyms drop, give, hand, unclasp, unhand; cede, deliver, give up, hand out, hand over, release, relinquish, render, turn over, yield





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