Definition of unclench in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈklɛn(t)ʃ/


[with object]
1Release (a clenched part of the body): slowly she unclenched her fist
More example sentences
  • Jason's father asked slowly, clenching and unclenching his fists.
  • Nat watched as his father slowly clenched and unclenched his fists.
  • He unclenched his fist slowly, and stared at the paper in his hand.
1.1 [no object] Relax from a clenched state: her jaw clenched and unclenched
More example sentences
  • Jo saw his jaw clenching and unclenching.
  • He could see the way her jaw clenched and unclenched as she fought to hold back whatever words had risen in her throat.
  • I could see Mr. Royston's jaw clench and unclench before he answered.

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