VERB + CHEST clutch (at) Clutching his chest in agony, he fell to the ground. | thump ‘You've got to have courage, ’ he said, thumping his chest.
CHEST + VERB expand, heave, rise and fall | puff (out/up), swell His chest puffed out with indignation at the suggestion. His chest swelled with pride as he accepted the award. | tighten Her chest tightened with fear. | ache She ran until her chest ached.
PREP. in the/your ~ She was hit in the chest by two of the bullets. | on the/your ~ the hairs on his chest | to the/your ~ He suffered burns to the chest and neck. She clutched her baby tightly to her chest.