Date: 1647 transitive verb 1. to open from a clenched position 2. to release from a grip intransitive verb to become unclasped or relaxed

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Unclench — Un*clench , v. t. Same as {Unclinch}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclench — ► VERB ▪ release (a clenched part of the body) …   English terms dictionary

  • unclench — [unklinch′unklench′] vt., vi. to open: said of something clenched, or clinched: also unclinch [unklinch′] …   English World dictionary

  • unclench — Unclinch Un*clinch , v. t. [1st pref. un + clinch.] To cause to be no longer clinched; to open; as, to unclinch the fist. [Written also {unclench}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unclench — verb a) to open (something) that was clenched The baby stopped crying and unclenched her fists. b) to relax, especially ones muscles Bill, take some deep breaths and unclench …   Wiktionary

  • unclench — verb Unclench is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fist …   Collocations dictionary

  • unclench — /un klench /, v.t., v.i. to open or become opened from a clenched state. Also, unclinch /un klinch /. [1300 50; ME unclenchen. See UN 2, CLENCH] * * * …   Universalium

  • unclench — Synonyms and related words: bare, clear, deobstruct, disclose, expose, free, manifest, patefy, reveal, unblock, uncase, unclog, unclutch, uncork, uncover, uncurtain, undo, undrape, unfold, unfoul, unlatch, unlock, unplug, unroll, unseal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unclench — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. unlock, release, relax; see unfold 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • unclench — v. cause to stop being clenched, open (a fist) …   English contemporary dictionary

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