Crossword clues for clench
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Clench \Clench\, n. & v. t. See Clinch.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English (be)clencan "to hold fast, make cling," causative of clingan (see cling); compare stench/stink. Related: Clenched; clenching.
"part of a nail that clinchers," 1590s, from clench (v.). Meaning "a grasp, grip" is from 1779.
n. 1 tight grip. 2 (context engineering English) A seal that is applied to formed thin-wall bushings. 3 A local chapter of the (w: Church of the SubGenius) parody religion. vb. 1 To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly. 2 To move two parts of something against each other
n. a small slip noose made with seizing [syn: clinch]
v. hold in a tight grasp; "clench a steering wheel" [syn: clinch]
squeeze together tightly; "clench one's jaw"
'''Clench ''' may refer to:
Clench is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Andrew Clench (died 1692), English physician
- Jim Clench (1949-2010), former member of the bands April Wine and Bachman–Turner Overdrive
- John Clench (died 1607), English judge
- Nora Clench (1867–1938), Canadian violinist
- Ralfe Clench (c. 1762-1828), farmer, judge and political figure in Upper Canada
- William J. Clench (1897-1984), American malacologist
Usage examples of "clench".
His hands cupped it, clenching on the rounded curves as an animalistic growl rumbled in his chest.
Marsali sat down, reached under her arisaid to unfasten her bodice, and set the baby to her breast, her lip clenched between her teeth with trepidation.
Sabin clenched his fists but he succeeded in keeping his head down until the Atabeg had passed.
His hands shook as he punched in an autodial number on his cell phone, and it was only by clenching his teeth together that he kept them from chattering.
McGruder, standing protectively close to his leader as usual, beckoned the Blackshirt forward and I saw whose arm he clenched.
He bounded off the end, snatched a bicycle away from the wall, and pedalled quickly out of sight while he bleated shrill blasts on a police whistle clenched between his teeth.
No longer passive, the naked brownette clenched her arms and thighs round her virile mature lover-master, and held to him for dear life as he foraged lingeringly in her love-citadel till once more her amorous tides were shatteringly swept up on the beach of bliss.
He looked unconcerned, almost amused, with Carnie leaning limply against him, but his left hand was clenched, the thumb moving up and down as if he were clicking the sparker.
Then he lifted his right arm in what was at first a clenched fist of victory, and then developed into a Churchillian V for victory salute all the while looking directly at Karen.
The teeth of the cowpuncher clenched tightly till the muscles of the jaw stood out like ropes.
To which Lord Diegan could do nothing but clench his jaw, wheel his courser out of line, and pound off at a canter to review the order of his troops.
A visceral clenching reaction created a blissful disconnectedness from her circumstances and surroundings.
Now, dropped to one knee on the dance floor, bills clenched in his fist, he was every bit the boy she had known since junior high and loved since high school.
His fists were clenched so tight he could feel the nails driving into his palms, but he made himself smile frostily at the two newsmen.
He wrenched on the reins, the Palomino responding magnificently, the horse slewing to an abrupt stop, even as Geronimo rose to his full height, the lance clenched in his right fist.