Definition of Clenched

1. Adjective. Closed or squeezed together tightly. "His clenched (or clinched) teeth"

Exact synonyms: Clinched
Similar to: Tight



Definition of Clenched

1. Adjective. Closed tightly. ¹

2. Verb. (past of clench) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clenched

1. clench [v] - See also: clench

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clenched

clematises
clemence
clemencies
clemency
clement
clementine
clementine tree
clementines
clemently
clemizole
clemmed
clemming
clems
clenbuterol
clench
clenched (current term)
clenched fist
clenched fist sign
clencher
clenchers
clenches
clenching
clencht
clenoliximab
cleoid
cleome
cleomes
clepe
cleped
clepes

Literary usage of Clenched

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"The fingers of the baby are not clenched, but only a little bent when awake, ... The fingers were clenched when awake but clenched tighter when asleep. 6. ..."

2. Essentials of Public Speaking for Secondary Schools by Robert Irving Fulton, Thomas Clarkson Trueblood (1910)
"THE clenched In the clenched principle of gesture the ringers are bound together by the ... All grades of civilization know that the clenched fist signifies ..."

3. Public Speaking for High Schools by Dwight Everett Watkins (1913)
"THE clenched HAND All students have probably noticed that when people become very angry, and wish to make things very emphatic, they shake their fists at ..."

4. Barnaby Rudge: A Tale of the Riots of 'eighty by Charles Dickens (1868)
"His hands were clenched, his brow bent, and his mouth firmly set. All this, the blind man accurately marked ; and as if his curiosity were strongly awakened ..."

5. The Connoisseur by George Colman, Bonnell Thornton (1903)
"... and tells us that Edmund, the hero, exhibits " a new stroke of double passion," having the right hand clenched in anger, while the left hand relents. ..."

6. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Such hate was his on Solway's strand When vengeance clenched his palsied hand, That pointed yet to Scotland's land, 80 Each rebel corpse was laid ! ..."

7. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1861)
"Her compressed, while at intervals it step was firm, her hands were moved suddenly to and from the clenched, ..."

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