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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clench  \Clench\,  n.  &  v.  t. 
  See  {Clinch}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clench 
  n  1:  a  nail  with  its  point  bent  over  [syn:  {clinch}] 
  2:  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"  [syn:  {clasp},  {clutch},  {clutches},  {grasp}, 
  {grip},  {hold}] 
  v  1:  hold  in  a  tight  grasp;  "The  boxer  clinched  his  opponent"; 
  "clench  a  steering  wheel"  [syn:  {clinch}] 
  2:  squeeze  together  tightly,  as  of  one's  fists 




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