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fist

[ fist ]SEE DEFINITION OF fist

Synonyms for fist

  • clenched fist
  • hand
  • paw
  • clasp
  • clutch
  • grasp
  • grip
  • hold
  • mitt
  • vise
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Antonyms for fist

  • misconception
  • misunderstanding
  • release
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FIST

No stones or other missiles were used; the battle was fist to fist.

Had his fist in my face before I could get my finger on the trigger.

He felt his own fist tingle as he returned the effort with interest.

There was a thud as his fist hit the rickety, squeaking table in the center of the room.

Garson brought his fist down on the table with a force that made the glasses jingle.

I have a bag at my belt, camarade, and you have but to put your fist into it for what you want.

"Thank you," said Linda, closing her fist over it and holding it up for inspection.

And as he spoke he thumped his fist against the open log book.

These words were confirmed by a thud as of a fist striking the kitchen table.

Stffi doubled up his fist, and Sami understood what that meant.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fyst, from West Germanic *fustiz (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German fust, Old Frisian fest, Middle Dutch vuust, Dutch vuist, German Faust), from Proto-Germanic *fukhstiz, probably ultimately from PIE *penkwe- "five" (cf. Old Church Slavonic pesti, Russian piasti "fist").

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FIST

hand

nounappendage at end of human arm,
  • extremity
  • fin
  • fist
  • grasp
  • grip
  • ham
  • hold
  • hook
  • including fingers duke
  • metacarpus
  • mitt
  • palm
  • paw
  • phalanges
  • shaker
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