clench: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (klench), [key]
- to close (the hands, teeth, etc.) tightly.
- to grasp firmly; grip.
- clinch (def. 1).
- clinch (defs. 2–4).
- to close or knot up tightly: His hands clenched as he faced his enemy.
- the act of clenching.
- a tight hold; grip.
- something that clenches or holds fast.
- clinch (defs. 9, 11, 12).
- clench (Thesaurus)