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English definition of “clench”

clench

verb [T]     /klentʃ/
to close or hold something very tightly, often in a determined or angry way: The old man clenched his fist and waved it angrily at us. With a knife clenched in/between his teeth, he climbed up the tree to cut some coconuts. "Get out of here," she said through clenched teeth.Having in your hands
(Definition of clench verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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