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Strong EmotionPlay
Use 'clench' to describe a physical response to intense feelings like anger or determination. SlideDuring the debate, she clenched her fists to stay composed.
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Physical TensionPlay
'Clench' often implies a body part is tense and tight, not relaxed. SlideHe clenched his muscles, readying for the sprint.
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Controlled ActionPlay
Clenching is usually a deliberate action, not something done by accident. SlideShe clenched the rope tightly to keep from falling.