Definition of unclench in English:

unclench

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Pronunciation: /ʌnˈklɛn(t)ʃ
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Release (a clenched part of the body): slowly she unclenched her fist
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    • 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
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    • 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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