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fist

 (fĭst)
n.
1. The hand closed tightly with the fingers bent against the palm.
2. Informal A grasp; a clutch: had a fortune in their fists and let it go.
tr.v. fist·ed, fist·ing, fists
1. To clench into a fist.
2. To grasp with the fist.
3. Vulgar To insert the hand into the rectum or vagina of (someone) as a means of sexual stimulation.

[Middle English, from Old English fȳst; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.]

fist

(fɪst)
n
1. a hand with the fingers clenched into the palm, as for hitting
2. Also called: fistful the quantity that can be held in a fist or hand
3. an informal word for hand, index9
vb
(tr) to hit with the fist
[Old English fӯst; related to Old Frisian fest, Old Saxon, Old High German fūst; see five]

fist

(fɪst)

n.
1. the hand closed tightly with the fingers doubled into the palm.
v.t.
3. to clench into a fist.
4. to grasp in the fist.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English fȳst]

fist


Past participle: fisted
Gerund: fisting

Imperative
fist
fist
Present
I fist
you fist
he/she/it fists
we fist
you fist
they fist
Preterite
I fisted
you fisted
he/she/it fisted
we fisted
you fisted
they fisted
Present Continuous
I am fisting
you are fisting
he/she/it is fisting
we are fisting
you are fisting
they are fisting
Present Perfect
I have fisted
you have fisted
he/she/it has fisted
we have fisted
you have fisted
they have fisted
Past Continuous
I was fisting
you were fisting
he/she/it was fisting
we were fisting
you were fisting
they were fisting
Past Perfect
I had fisted
you had fisted
he/she/it had fisted
we had fisted
you had fisted
they had fisted
Future
I will fist
you will fist
he/she/it will fist
we will fist
you will fist
they will fist
Future Perfect
I will have fisted
you will have fisted
he/she/it will have fisted
we will have fisted
you will have fisted
they will have fisted
Future Continuous
I will be fisting
you will be fisting
he/she/it will be fisting
we will be fisting
you will be fisting
they will be fisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fisting
you have been fisting
he/she/it has been fisting
we have been fisting
you have been fisting
they have been fisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fisting
you will have been fisting
he/she/it will have been fisting
we will have been fisting
you will have been fisting
they will have been fisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fisting
you had been fisting
he/she/it had been fisting
we had been fisting
you had been fisting
they had been fisting
Conditional
I would fist
you would fist
he/she/it would fist
we would fist
you would fist
they would fist
Past Conditional
I would have fisted
you would have fisted
he/she/it would have fisted
we would have fisted
you would have fisted
they would have fisted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fist - a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)fist - a hand with the fingers clenched in the palm (as for hitting)
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
Translations
قَبْضَةقَبْضَة اليَد
puny
pěst
næve
nyrkki
poingfister
šaka
ököl
hnefi
握りこぶし
주먹
pugnus
kumštis
dūre
pest
näve
กำปั้น
nắm đấm

fist

[fɪst]
A. Npuño m
he banged his fist on the tabledio un puñetazo en la mesa
to shake one's fist at sbamenazar con el puño a algn
to make a poor fist of sthhacer algo mal
see also clench
B. CPD fist fight Npelea f a puñetazos

fist

[ˈfɪst] npoing m
to shake one's fist at sb → menacer qn du poing
to rule with an iron fist (= despotically) → gouverner d'une main de fer

fist

nFaust f; to put one’s fists updie Fäuste hochnehmen, in (Box)kampfstellung gehen

fist

[fɪst] npugno
to shake one's fist (at sb) → minacciare (qn) con il pugno

fist

(fist) noun
a tightly closed hand. He shook his fist at me in anger.

fist

قَبْضَة pěst næve Faust γροθιά puño nyrkki poing šaka pugno 握りこぶし 주먹 vuist knyttneve pięść punho кулак näve กำปั้น yumruk nắm đấm 拳头

fist

n. puño;
v.
to make a ___cerrar el ___.

fist

n puño; Make a fist..Cierre el puño.
References in classic literature ?
If Marmee shook her fist instead of kissing her hand to us, it would serve us right, for more ungrateful wretches than we are were never seen," cried Jo, taking a remorseful satisfaction in the snowy walk and bitter wind.
Damon, in his enthusiasm, banged his fist down on the table with such force that he knocked some books to the floor.
With the other chubby fist he rubbed his eyes, which were heavy with sleep and ill humor.
Pyncheon and the carpenter, the portrait had been frowning, clenching its fist, and giving many such proofs of excessive discomposure, but without attracting the notice of either of the two colloquists.
Then, perhaps -- for there was no foreseeing how it might affect her -- Pearl would frown, and clench her little fist, and harden her small features into a stern, unsympathising look of discontent.
I am an officer; but, how I wish I could fist a bit of old-fashioned beef in the forecastle, as I used to when I was before the mast.
These are scientific commentaries; but the commentaries of the whalemen themselves sometimes consist in hard words and harder knocks --the Coke-upon-Littleton of the fist.
He was generally a good-humored, sensible man; but if his temper was a little out, as it was sometimes when he had drunk too much, nobody liked to come too near his fist, for he could deal a very heavy blow.
He smote his fist upon the table by his side, and shouted again at her, "Answer me
why, I buys a gal, and if she's got a young un to be sold, I jest walks up and puts my fist to her face, and says,
I did it; and after a little he had the idea, and he brought his fist down and said HE didn't believe a nation where every man had a vote would voluntarily get down in the mud and dirt in any such way; and that to steal from a nation its will and preference must be a crime and the first of all crimes.
Miss Watson's nigger, Jim, had a hair-ball as big as your fist, which had been took out of the fourth stomach of an ox, and he used to do magic with it.