clench clench  /ˈklɛntʃ/


  1. (n) the act of grasping
  2. (v) hold in a tight grasp
  3. (v) squeeze together tightly
  4. (n) a small slip noose made with seizing



  • Braves fans ready for team run at the Playoffs

    The magic number for the Atlanta Braves to clench the National League East is 10. Their latest game is against New York Mets at Turner Field this afternoon.
    on September 4, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Atlanta


  1. "It's very frustrating. When I see the performances on the field, I get angry and I have to clench my fist in my pocket," Lehmann said.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Jens Lehmann Source: CNN

  2. "This is a long war," Olmert said. "It requires lots of patience, sometimes endless restraint. We have to know when to clench our teeth and to deal a decisive blow."
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Malaysia Star

  3. "If we wanted to boycott Beijing, we would cut off our noses to spite our faces," Duplitzer told Frankfurt newspaper FAZ. "In Moscow, the boycott had no effect on the system there. We can only go to China and clench our fists. Anyone who...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Imke Duplitzer Source: AFP

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