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- adj. Closed tightly.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of clench.
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- adj. closed or squeezed together tightly
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Henin clenched her fist and blew a kiss to the crowd.
Fouled hard by Walter McCarty and Rodney Rogers, Martin clenched his fists but calmly walked to the foul line to shoot his free throws.
As I ran down the streets to the sea, the coin clenched tight in my fist, I felt all the Roman Empire on my back as well as the Carstairs pedigree.
"Well," said Mrs. Fox, firmly, as if the name clenched the matter,
"Forgive me," he mumbled through pain clenched teeth, as they drew in their first air again.
As I ran down the streets to the sea, the coin clenched tight in my fist, I felt all the
Then he knelt, buried his chest in the mire, and sprang up next moment with the coin clenched between his sharp white teeth.
William walked up to Mac, but stopped just out of his reach, the coin clenched in his fist.
She felt a surge of fierce triumph—but she controlled her expression and clenched her hands, trying to think of what to do.
The one we were setting up was called clenched buttock, though I am told it was singular only because of the shortage of characters on the GPS display.
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