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clench

a device that grasps or grips, such as a clamp

clinch, clench

To secure or fasten a nail, staple, screw, etc., by hammering the protruding point so that it is bent over.
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The clenched fist was used by Karl Marx, Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Nikita Khrushchev, Tom Hayden ("We are all Vietcong
Dela Rosa's son Rock posted on Instagram a photo of Wurtzbach and Stockinger posing with the police chief with President Duterte's trademark clenched fist gesture while holding a Philippine flag.
All top three positions were clenched by girls according to the matric results.
And clench those cheeks like you've never clenched before
AT 19 WEEKS' GESTATION, an ultrasonographic anatomy scan showed that both hands of the fetus were clenched tightly.
POLICE who stopped a man in Holyhead found he had a Stanley knife clenched in his fist, Mold Crown Court heard today.
I sit in the waiting room with my fists clenched, sweating.
The researchers found that participants who clenched their right fist before memorizing the word list, and then clenched their left fist immediately prior to trying to recall the words performed significantly better than those who clenched their fists in a different manner or did not clench their fists at all.
Clayton Lockett, 38, writhed, clenched his teeth and appeared to struggle against restraints holding him to a gurney before Oklahoma prison officials halted the execution.
Cardiff Crown Court heard how she hit her victim three times with a clenched fist and CCTV footage which recorded the attack was played in the courtroom.
There were 4 groups who clenched their hands; One group clenched their right fist for about 90 seconds immediately prior to memorizing the list and then did the same immediately prior to recollecting the words.
Read this article with your right hand clenched into a fist.