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Clench vs Clinch
Clench vs Clinch. The coach clenched his fist in support of his team who just clinched a spot in the playoffs. Clinch your writing errors with ErrNET!
Clench as a verb is (with reference to the fingers or hand) close in to a tight ball, especially when feeling extreme anger; (with reference to the teeth) press or be pressed tightly together, especially with anger or determination or so as to suppress a strong emotion; grasp (something) tightly, especially with the hands or between the teeth.
Clench as a noun is a contraction or tightening of part of the body.
Clinch is to confirm or settle a contract, bargain, argument or debate; to confirm the winning or achievement of a game, competition, or victory.
Because of their similar spellings and pronunciations, clench and clinch are often confused and misused in English writing. Clinch your error-free writing with ErrNET copyediting technology!
Clench sentence examples:
The clench of his fist was a sure sign he was angry and about to explode.
The high-strung individual would clench his teeth so hard in stressful situations that one time he actually cracked one of his molars.
The kidnapped man was able to spring free, find a getaway car, and actually drive the car with the steering wheel clenched between his teeth since his hands were still bound behind his back.
When the referee made a bad call, the coach clenched his fists so hard in anger that his knuckles actually turned white.
Clinch sentence examples:
The company sent in their best sales force to clinch the contract and close the business deal.
The town was celebrating all night because their team won that night and clinched a positon in the playoffs.
You need to clinch whatever personal disputes you have with him otherwise this whole business deal will fall through.
All he had to do to clinch the argument was to Google it!
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