clench significado, clench definición | diccionario de inglés definición



  ( clenches    3rd person present)   ( clenching    present participle)   ( clenched    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   When you clench your fist or your fist clenches, you curl your fingers up tightly, usually because you are very angry.  
Alex clenched her fists and gritted her teeth...      V n  
She pulled at his sleeve and he turned on her, fists clenching again before he saw who it was.      V  
...angry protestors with clenched fists.      V-ed  
2       verb   When you clench your teeth or they clench, you squeeze your teeth together firmly, usually because you are angry or upset.   (=grit)  
Patsy had to clench her jaw to suppress her anger...      V n  
Slowly, he released his breath through clenched teeth.      V-ed, Also V  
3       verb   If you clench something in your hand or in your teeth, you hold it tightly with your hand or your teeth.   (=grip)  
I clenched the arms of my chair.      V n  
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Consulte también:

clinch, clean, clemency, cliché

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