What is the difference between Clench and Clinch?




What is the difference between Clench and Clinch? :


Clench : (verb)

(
1 ) Close something tightly or press two things firmly together

Clench your fists.

He clenched his teeth.


(
2 ) Grasp or hold someone / something firmly

He clenched the railings with both his hands.



Clinch : (verb)

(
1 ) Fix a nail firmly in place by hammering sideways the end of that sticks out


(
2 ) Confirm or settle something finally


(
3 ) (Of boxers) hold each other tightly with the arms

The boxers clinched and the referee had to separate them.

The scene ended as the lovers clinched.











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