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clamp a device used to fasten, support, or compress two or more objects or pieces. [4 definitions]
clamp down (informal) to establish or increase controls or penalties with respect to criminal or disapproved of behaviors. [2 definitions]
clampdown a strict imposition of authority, rules, limitations, or the like; prohibition or suppression.
clams casino a dish in which clams, combined with a dressing flavored with garlic and bacon, are broiled on the half shell.
clamshell the shell of a clam. [2 definitions]
clam up (informal) to stop talking or refuse to speak.
clan among the Scottish Highlanders, a traditional basis of social organization, composed of a group of families claiming a common hereditary ancestor. [3 definitions]
clandestine planned or occurring in a secret or surreptitious manner, esp. for subversive or illicit purposes.
clang to emit a clear, resonant sound or ring, such as that made when two heavy metal objects are struck together. [3 definitions]
clangor a clear, resonant sound or ring; clang. [3 definitions]
clank a short, metallic sound that does not resonate. [4 definitions]
clannish tending to associate closely with persons similar to oneself, to the exclusion of others. [2 definitions]
clansman a male member of a clan.
clanswoman a female member of a clan.
clap to strike (one's open hands) together to make a sharp sound, esp. repeatedly, as an expression of approval or agreement. [11 definitions]
clapboard a long, narrow board, thicker along one horizontal edge than the other and used as an overlapped covering or siding for houses or buildings. [3 definitions]
clapper a person or object that claps or produces a clapping sound. [2 definitions]
claptrap insincere or pretentious talk or language.
claque a group of people hired to applaud at a performance. [2 definitions]
claret any of various dry red table wines. [2 definitions]
clarification the act or process of clarifying.