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  • adjective Not clenched
  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unclench.


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From un- + clenched.


  • Update: A number of BB readers who are non-LAT-subscribers have written in to say that the "unclenched" content is "re-clenched," and that they can't access without paid subscription.

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  • What age was your toddler when you "unclenched" a little bit about baby-proofing?

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  • In an interview with Dubai-based Al-Arabiya satellite television network last January, Obama said Iran's leaders would find the extended hand of diplomacy if they "unclenched" their fists.

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  • He then excused himself to go have his jaw and fists surgically unclenched.

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  • Of course, as I kindly shared with the TEA Party gathering on Tax Day, 2010 in Hackensack, NJ: What are you going to do once the fist is unclenched, the cameras go away and you have miles of The System staring you in the face?

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  • There, my unclenched hand worked overtime, my eyes shut, the snowy image of Lieutenant Uhuru dancing naked in front of me bringing my jerking off to an end.

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  • When he died the first time, his fists were clenched tightly and it was only later at the hospital that they unclenched and inside of one they found his lucky Quarter.

    February 2012 Denver, COLORADO

  • I clenched and unclenched my fists, ignoring the pain as my claws cut my palms.


  • His face flushed, his jaw set, and unconsciously his hand clenched, unclenched, and clenched again as if he were taking fresh grips upon some hateful thing out of which he was squeezing the life.

    Chapter 37

  • Matthew walked through the crowds of people, his hand clenched and unclenched around his Bible.

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