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Meaning of CLENCH

Pronunciation:  klench

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
  2. [n]  a small slip noose made with seizing
  3. [v]  squeeze together tightly, as of one's fists
  4. [v]  hold in a tight grasp; "The boxer clinched his opponent"; "clench a steering wheel"

CLENCH is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: clasp, clinch, clinch, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold
 See Also: clutch, double clinch, embrace, embracing, grasping, grit, inside clinch, noose, outside clinch, prehend, prehension, running noose, seize, seizing, slip noose, squeeze, taking hold, wrestling hold



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Clench\, n. & v. t.
See {Clinch}.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abduct, adhere to, bear hug, bite, carry off, clamp, clasp, cleave to, clinch, cling, clinging, clip, clutch, death grip, embrace, firm hold, foothold, footing, freeze to, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, hang on, hang on to, hold, hold fast, hold on, hold on to, hold tight, hug, iron grip, keep hold of, kidnap, never let go, nip, purchase, seizure, shanghai, stick to, tenure, throttle, tight grip, toehold