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Verb
To grasp (something) tightly and firmly
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“When the call was made and I had to go, I stood straight in front of the closed door, clenching the handkerchief firmly.”
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(with reference to the teeth) To press or be pressed tightly together, especially with anger or determination or so as to suppress a strong emotion
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To tighten, or to put in a state of tension
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(of a muscle) To become shorter and tighter in order to effect movement of part of the body
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To join together via a locking action or mechanism
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A contraction or tightening of part of the body
“Through the powerful clench in her teeth, she nodded, wincing every time her heart beat against the pressure on her forearm.”
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An act or way of holding
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A joke or type of wordplay in which similar senses or sounds of two words or phrases, or different senses of the same word, are deliberately confused
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The conditions under which land or buildings are held or occupied
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