clench

clench(
klehnch
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to close)
a. apretar
I was clenching my teeth in frustration at his seeming inability to understand anything.Yo apretaba los dientes de frustración ante su aparente incapacidad para entender nada.
b. cerrar
Joe clenched his fist, as if about to attack me.Joe cerró el puño, como si fuera a atacarme.
2. (to grasp)
a. apretar
The little boy refused to let go of the teddy he was clenching in his hand.El niño se negaba a soltar el osito de peluche que apretaba en la mano.
b. agarrar
Matt was clenching the bunch of roses as if someone was trying to take it from him.Matt agarraba el ramo de rosas como si alguien estuviera intentando quitárselo.
3. (to confirm the winning of)
a. asegurarse
We just need to win this game to clench the championship.Solo tenemos que ganar este partido para asegurarnos el campeonato.
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clench
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (teeth, fist)
a. apretar
clench [klentʃ]
transitive verb
[+teeth] apretar; [+fist] cerrar
to clench sth in one's hands apretar algo en las manos; the clenched fist el puño cerrado
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