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  • v  hold in a tight grasp
  • v  squeeze together tightly
  • s  closed or squeezed together tightly
    a clenched fist
    his clenched (or clinched) teeth
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  • Pembroke resident Beth York wins Emmy Award
    Beth York was nominated for three Boston-New England Emmy Awards for work directing and producing video productions and live events for Cambridge-based Redstar Media. In the Emmy Interview/Discussion category, York clenched the Emmy for her work producing the video program “Redstar Salon: The Underemployed.”
    June 14, 2013 - Pembroke Mariner & Reporter
  • Are Portland bicyclists showing signs of an unfortunate new trend?
    Bob Mionske, attorney and former Olympic cyclist, says he is seeing an ugly new wrinkle this year, played out through what he says are increasing numbers of instances where two angry, fist-clenched bicyclists are facing off in the Rose City.
    June 13, 2013 - The Oregonian

  • Hillary Rodham Clinton in Boston Globe
    There is a clear opportunity for the Iranians . . . to demonstrate some willingness to engage meaningfully with the international community,Clinton told reporters. "Whether or not that hand becomes less clenched is really up to them."
  • Jesse James in Montreal Gazette
    Some preliminary competitors would introduce themselves the old-period kung-fu way: the fist of one hand clenched firmly, the palm of the other wrapped on top, head slightly bowed, then saying, `All the heroes here today, please advise and correct... Jackie Chan FOXNews,2933,304042,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNECs3AAJSNS7C_f0Oo0IZira8VHrQ Oct 22, 2007 18413 25902 clenched My whole childhood, I never had a chance to be a kid," said James. "I remember the clenched-teeth, strained-neck look on his face. He beat my ass pretty good a bunch of times. Football star, bike builder, Monster Garage TV star - all that...

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