clench Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"clench" in British English

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clenchverb [T]

uk   us   /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.
(Definition of clench from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clenchverb [T]

 us   /klentʃ/
to ​hold something ​tightly, or ​press together ​yourlips or ​yourhands in ​anger or ​determination: He clenched his ​fist and ​waved it at the ​crowd.
(Definition of clench from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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