HyperDic: clench

English > 4 senses of the word clench:
VERBcontactclench, clinchhold in a tight grasp
contactclenchsqueeze together tightly
NOUNartifactclench, clincha small slip noose made with seizing
actclench, clasp, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, holdthe act of grasping
clench > pronunciation
Soundskleh'nch
Rhymesbench / Bench ... wrench: 12 rhymes with ehnch...
English > clench: 4 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small slip noose made with seizing.
Synonymclinch
Categoryvessel, watercraftA craft designed for water transportation / transportation
Narrowerdouble clinchA clinch with two loops
inside clinchA clinch with the end of the line inside the loop
outside clinchA clinch with the end of the line outside the loop
Broadernoose, running noose, slip nooseA loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot
English > clench: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of grasping.
Synonymsclasp, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
Narrowerchokehold, choke holdA restraining hold / hold
embrace, embracing, embracementThe act of clasping another person in the arms (as in greeting or affection)
wrestling holdA hold used in the sport of wrestling
Broadergrasping, taking hold, seizing, prehensionThe act of gripping / gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)
Spanishagarre, agarro, agarrón
Catalanagafada, agarrada
Verbsclenchhold in a tight grasp
English > clench: 4 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghold in a tight grasp.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"clench a steering wheel"
Synonymclinch
Broaderseize, prehend, clutchtake hold of
Spanishempuñar
Nounsclenchthe act of grasping
English > clench: 4 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningsqueeze together tightly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"clench one's jaw"
Narrowergritclench together
BroadersqueezePress firmly
Spanishapretar
Catalanapretar

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