Synonyms for clench

Synonyms for (noun) clench

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches

Definition: the act of grasping

Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

Similar words: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping

Definition: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)


Synonyms: clench, clinch

Definition: a small slip noose made with seizing

Similar words: noose, slip noose, running noose

Definition: a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled

Synonyms for (verb) clench

Synonyms: clench

Definition: squeeze together tightly

Usage: clench one's jaw

Similar words: squeeze

Definition: press firmly

Usage: He squeezed my hand


Synonyms: clench, clinch

Definition: hold in a tight grasp

Usage: clench a steering wheel

Similar words: prehend, seize, clutch

Definition: take hold of; grab

Usage: The sales clerk quickly seized the money on the counter; She clutched her purse; The mother seized her child by the arm; Birds of prey often seize small mammals