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vise

vise (vice)

pronunciation:
vaIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of a variety of tools used to grip objects by means of two jawlike parts that are usu. moved by a screw or lever.
 
similar words:
brace, clamp
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: vised, vises, vising
definition: to hold, grip, or squeeze in, or as if in, a vise.
derivations: vicelike (adj.), viselike (adj.)
Homophone Note
The words vise and vice sound alike but have different meanings. To learn why the carpenter considered it a vice for his children to play with his vise, look up vice.
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