unclench

verb un·clench \ ˌən-ˈklench \

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 in a Sentence

  1. He unclenched his jaw and took deep breaths.

  2. I could feel my jaw unclenching as the pain subsided.

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First Known Use of unclench

1647


UNCLENCH Defined for English Language Learners

unclench

verb

Definition of unclench for English Language Learners

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


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