Origin of clench
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH clenchclench , clinch
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How to use clench in a sentence
There are different activation settings pilots can choose, but Lee demonstrated using a short clench, followed by a long clench, to activate the pair of lights on his helmet.This new Air Force helmet won’t be such a pain in the neck for pilots|David Roza/Task & Purpose|December 1, 2021|Popular-Science
You know how you can clench and make all the blood go into your head?Jeff Daniels Defends Aaron Sorkin and the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Toilet Scene|Kevin Fallon|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These are the kind of challenges the first gay NFL player will likely have to clench his teeth and push through.Will Today’s Closeted NFL Stars Let Michael Sam Be the First Out Player?|Evin Demirel|February 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You almost wanted him to clench his teeth, slam his fist, kick the lectern—anything to show that he was teed off.
It provokes a physical reaction in most of us—we jump up out of our chairs, grab at the air and clench our fists.
Young Dave's face wore a sudden malignant sympathy which made June clench her hands a little more tightly.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
It means properly a small sum of money paid to clench a bargain, or to ratify an engagement.
Let this right hand, which I now raise in air, and clench in awful menace, warn you not to repeat the damning accusation.Sevenoaks|J. G. Holland
Take the rifle”—handing it to her—“go a few yards back, and when I clench my open hand behind me, like this, shoot.Forging the Blades|Bertram Mitford
Look how some lie still clench'd with savages In all-embracing death, their bloody hands Glued in each other's hair!The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886|Ministry of Education