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English noun: clench

1. clench (artifact) a small slip noose made with seizing


Synonymsclinch


Broader (hypernym)noose, running noose, slip noose


Narrower (hyponym)double clinch, inside clinch, outside clinch


Domain categoryvessel, watercraft

2. clench (act) the act of grasping


SamplesHe released his clasp on my arm.
He has a strong grip for an old man.
She kept a firm hold on the railing.


Synonymsclasp, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold


Broader (hypernym)grasping, prehension, seizing, taking hold


Narrower (hyponym)choke hold, chokehold, embrace, embracement, embracing, wrestling hold


English verb: clench

1. clench (contact) hold in a tight grasp


SamplesClench a steering wheel.


Synonymsclinch


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)clutch, prehend, seize

2. clench (contact) squeeze together tightly


SamplesClench one's jaw.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)squeeze


Narrower (hyponym)grit









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