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1. clench

verb. ['ˈklɛntʃ'] hold in a tight grasp.

Synonyms

  • seize
  • clutch
  • clinch

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • lose
  • discontinue
  • defy

Etymology

  • beclencan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Clench

  • retrench
  • entrench
  • trench
  • stench
  • quench
  • french
  • drench
  • wrench
  • tench
  • rentsch
  • rench
  • mench
  • lentsch
  • jentsch
  • hench
  • bench

How do you pronounce clench?

Pronounce clench as klɛnʧ.

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Sentences with clench


1. Verb, base form
The first rule of thumb is to not clench your fist before you strike.

Quotes about clench


1. I clench his hands to the point of pain. "Stay with me."His pupils contract to pinpoints, dialate again rapidly, and then return to something resembling normalcy. "Always,"he murmurs.
- Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

2. I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
- Max Lucado

3. When I hear your name, I involuntarily clench my butt cheeks. Is that love? I don’t know—I’m not Nicholas Sparks.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book Title is Invisible

2. clench

verb. ['ˈklɛntʃ'] squeeze together tightly.

Synonyms

  • squeeze

Antonyms

  • derestrict
  • deny

Etymology

  • beclencan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. clench

noun. ['ˈklɛntʃ'] the act of grasping.

Synonyms

  • embracement
  • clutch
  • choke hold
  • wrestling hold
  • clutches
  • prehension
  • grip
  • seizing
  • grasp
  • embrace
  • embracing
  • clasp
  • taking hold
  • chokehold
  • hold

Antonyms

  • unclasp
  • let go of
  • bore
  • incapability

Etymology

  • beclencan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. clench

noun. ['ˈklɛntʃ'] a small slip noose made with seizing.

Synonyms

  • noose
  • slip noose
  • outside clinch
  • clinch
  • inside clinch
  • double clinch

Antonyms

  • reject
  • exclusion
  • unbuckle
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • beclencan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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