ADJ. clenched, tight | gloved
VERB + FIST clench | bang, pound, slam, smack, smash, strike, thump He banged his fist loudly on the table. | shake, wave The man was shaking his fist at us through the window. | swing He swung his fists wildly at his attacker's head. | draw back She drew back her fist and threw a punch at his nose.
FIST + NOUN fight
PREP. in your ~ She was holding a hammer in her fist.
PHRASES clench/make your hand into a fist