The definition of tighten is to make something more fixed in place, more constricted, or more snug.
To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To grasp with the mind, esp. in a sudden or intuitive way
To stop the movement or progress of:
To hold with the arms; embrace.
To grip and hold; seize
To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To grapple; to engage in close combat.
To hold in a tight embrace.
To tense is to become stressed or to have your muscles become tight and rigid.
To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To continue to do:
closed or squeezed together tightly
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To release pressure or obligation from; absolve:
To make less taut, less compact, etc.
Find another word for clenched. In this page you can discover 16 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for clenched, like: tightened, gripped, seized, held, grasped, grappled, clutched, closed, clasped, tensed and grabbed.