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clench

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

the act or manner of holding
  • fearful that his suitcase might be stolen, he never once relaxed his clench on the handle

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clench

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of clench (Entry 2 of 2)

to have or keep in one's hands
  • clenched a tissue in his hands as he told his story of misfortune

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The first known use of clench was in the 13th century

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“Clench.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/clench. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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