- to open or become opened from a clenched state.
Also un·clinch [uhn-klinch] /ʌnˈklɪntʃ/.
Origin of unclench
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Examples from the Web for unclench
Which means the bosses in Tehran will have to unclench their fists and make some face-saving gestures back toward President Obama.Hillary's Tricky Iran Game
Leslie H. Gelb
June 13, 2009
That was a brilliant line about how we will extend a hand to those who unclench their fists.Grading the Obama Speech
January 20, 2009
The phrase was "we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist"-to say that we will get along.The Daily Beast D.C. Diary
The Daily Beast
January 19, 2009
He tries to draw it back, but it is clenched, and he has not the wisdom to unclench it.Self-Help
Tug as he would at the old man's wrists, the hangman could not force him to unclench his hands.Barnaby Rudge
Nor did he unclench his hands during all the time they sang.The Little Lady of the Big House
But his fists would clench and unclench as he stared up at the visi-screen.Hawk Carse
She saw his nostrils dilate and his fists clench and unclench.H. R.