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On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to clench, such as: clamp, clasp, clutch, clinch, constrict, and contract.

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How to use clench in a sentence

  • You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.

    Aloof, Even in Defeat | Howard Kurtz | November 3, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It provokes a physical reaction in most of us—we jump up out of our chairs, grab at the air and clench our fists.

    Heeere's Barack! | Lee Siegel | March 20, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Young Dave's face wore a sudden malignant sympathy which made June clench her hands a little more tightly.

  • It means properly a small sum of money paid to clench a bargain, or to ratify an engagement.

  • Let this right hand, which I now raise in air, and clench in awful menace, warn you not to repeat the damning accusation.

    Sevenoaks | J. G. Holland
  • Take the rifle”—handing it to her—“go a few yards back, and when I clench my open hand behind me, like this, shoot.

    Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
  • Look how some lie still clench'd with savages In all-embracing death, their bloody hands Glued in each other's hair!

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