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He clenched his jaw and went from one day to the next. Christianity Today (2000)His lantern swung from his tightly clenched hand. Moby Dick (1901)The roars from around the green were acknowledged with a clenched right fist. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The defendant began punching her with clenched fists to her back and head area. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Burnell put a clenched fist under his nose. Somewhere East of Life (1994)When his chest was pierced, he clenched his fist. The Sun (2010)I also noticed her jaw was clenched very tightly and she was very stiff and pale. The Sun (2015)I clenched my hand into a fist. Times, Sunday Times (2012)His eyes were bulging, and his fists were clenched so tight they went as white as the stripes on his shirt. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He clenched his fist, then, crushing the leaf. The Broken God (1993)He staggered up the steps and confronted me, jaw clenched and eyes stony, as if he had seen a ghost. Times, Sunday Times (2010)At the playground she shadows his progress, car keys clenched in her hand in case they have to dash to A&E. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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British English: clench VERB
When you clench your fist or your fist clenches, you curl your fingers up tightly, usually because you are very angry.
She clenched her fists and gritted her teeth.
Definition of clench from the Collins English Dictionary
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