Examples of clench in a Sentence
He clenched his teeth and continued to look straight ahead.
He clenched his fists in anger.
She was angry and spoke quietly through clenched teeth.
His jaw clenched and unclenched as he listened to the speech.
She danced alone, with a rose clenched in her teeth.
He was clenching a cigarette in his teeth.
Recent Examples of clench from the Web
But her latest role in the action film Atomic Blonde might just be her most daring yet, doing all her own stunts and even accidentally cracking her teeth from clenching her jaw too hard.
Still without full strength in that hand – clenching it for a celebratory fist pump remains difficult –
Debbie starts to lactate, and clenches her breasts in giggly embarrassment.
Red Sox reliever Blaine Boyer clenched his fist in anger.
Particularly a certain arena rock singer who tends to over-emote while simultaneously clenching his fist.
The Russian contortionist Aleksei Goloborodko was on stage, bending his body into a series of organ-clenching positions.
Henderson says to look out for tension in your body, clenching or tightness of your jaw, and an upset stomach (which can also contribute to anxious people not eating enough).
During his first in-person meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, Trump's typically aggressive greeting became a duel of one-upmanship as the two men clenched their jaws and tightened their faces during an intense, white-knuckled handshake.
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Origin and Etymology of clench
Middle English, from Old English -clencan; akin to Old English clingan to cling
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
CLENCH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clench for English Language Learners
: to set (something) in a tightly closed position
: to hold (something) tightly
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