UK [klentʃt] / US adjective
closed tightly together
clenched teeth/fists:

"Why won't you listen?" she demanded through clenched teeth.

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • clenched — [ klentʃt ] adjective closed tightly together: clenched teeth/fists: Why won t you listen? she demanded through clenched teeth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • clenched — adjective closed or squeezed together tightly a clenched fist his clenched (or clinched) teeth • Syn: ↑clinched • Similar to: ↑tight …   Useful english dictionary

  • clenched — adjective Closed tightly. a clenched fist Ant: unclenched …   Wiktionary

  • clenched — adj. Clenched is used with these nouns: ↑fist, ↑jaw, ↑tooth …   Collocations dictionary

  • clenched fist — noun a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting) • Syn: ↑fist • Hypernyms: ↑hand, ↑manus, ↑mitt, ↑paw …   Useful english dictionary

  • clenched — klentʃ v. clasp together; hold tightly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • clenched his teeth — closed his teeth tightly in effort or rage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • through clenched teeth — Reluctantly • • • Main Entry: ↑tooth …   Useful english dictionary

  • made a fist — clenched his hand into the shape of a fist (in anger and/or in readiness to punch someone) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tight fist — clenched fist …   English contemporary dictionary

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