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clamp

clamp

 
 
pronunciation:
klaemp
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a device used to fasten, support, or press together two or more objects or pieces.
My reading lamp has a clamp that attaches to the shelf over my bed.
 
synonyms:
brace, vise
similar words:
clasp, clip, grip
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: clamped, clamping, clamps
definition: to fasten or support with a clamp.
The carpenter clamped the board to the bench while he worked.
synonyms:
brace, clench
similar words:
bracket, clasp, fasten, grip, secure, squeeze
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