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clamp

clamp

 
 
pronunciation:
klaemp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
phrases:
clamp down
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a device used to fasten, support, or compress two or more objects or pieces.
The doctor applied a clamp to the artery to stop the bleeding.The reading lamp is fastened to the side of the desk with a clamp.
 
synonyms:
brace, vise
similar words:
clasp, clip, grip, holdfast
definition 2: an apparatus consisting of two movable opposing surfaces, often connected by a large screw or screws and used to hold two or more objects together.
synonyms:
vise
similar words:
brace, clench, holdfast
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part of speech: transitive 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, vise
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