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Synonyms for clench

to take firmly with the hand and maintain a hold on

an act or means of holding something

Synonyms for clench

hold in a tight grasp

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squeeze together tightly

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Pelerin who himself was a patient of teeth grinding, clenching and suffered relentlessly for years.
Morning headache pain, neck pain, sore jaw and other related pain associated with involuntary intense clenching of your teeth usually begins to resolve and disappear.
Based on previous work, the researchers suggested that this effect of hand-clenching on memory may be because clenching a fist activates specific brain regions that are also associated with memory formation.
Previous studies have shown that clenching one's left or right hand increases brain activity in the opposite hemisphere.
After 24 hours of use, the patients returned for a reassessment of electrical activity; with the occlusal splint properly positioned, records were obtained both at rest and during dental clenching for 30 seconds (3rd record).
Authors'reply: Thank you for confirming the relationship between fist clenching and elevated plasma potassium concentrations.
MDMA can also cause physical difficulties, such as faintness, nausea, muscle tension, blurred vision, involuntary teeth clenching, and chills or sweating.
LOVESICK Ray Purvis revealed his affection for estranged wife Louise was still blooming by clenching a rose between his naked buttocks -just like in hit TV series Cold Feet
During the trial the jury was shown a CCTV recording of Waddoups punching 31-year-old Mr Ryan three times in the stomach while clenching metal handcuffs in his fist.
Plus, facial muscle spasms and tension headaches can result from clenching back teeth (grinders squeeze their back teeth 14 times harder than non-grinders).
One of the major causes of migraine headaches is grinding and clenching teeth during sleep.
Repeated clenching can lead to headaches, deterioration of teeth and even teeth being worn down to the jaw bone.
The hand's proportions are such that clenching the fingers creates an effective bludgeon, a pair of researchers observes.
London, Sep 25( ANI ): A new research by the University of Munich in Germany has revealed that clenching the left hand in pressure situations like penalty kicks could help improve a footballer's success.