English version

clench

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclenchclench /klentΚƒ/ ●○○ verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 β†’ clench your fists/teeth/jaw etc2 to hold something tightly in your hand or between your teeth πŸ”Š a cigar clenched between his teethβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
clenchβ€’ My apron flapped, my teeth were clenched.β€’ He succeeded in pulling apart my clenched arms and started on my legs.β€’ His buttocks were clenched as he moved towards her.β€’ She clenched her fists, on the verge of tears.β€’ The shock was terrific, he gasped into his oxygen mask, his hands clenching involuntarily.β€’ I clenched out the light and stuck my fingers in my ears.β€’ Her muscles involuntarily clenched, then went limp.
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Verb table
clench
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyclench
he, she, itclenches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyclenched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave clenched
he, she, ithas clenched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad clenched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill clench
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have clenched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam clenching
he, she, itis clenching
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you, we, theyare clenching
Past
I, he, she, itwas clenching
you, we, theywere clenching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been clenching
he, she, ithas been clenching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been clenching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be clenching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been clenching
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