HyperDic: clamp

English > 3 senses of the word clamp:
VERBcontactclampfasten or fix with a clamp
communicationclampimpose or inflict forcefully
NOUNartifactclamp, clincha device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
clamp > pronunciation
Soundsklae'mp
Rhymesamp / AMP ... vamp: 17 rhymes with aemp...
English > clamp: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together.
Synonymclinch
NarrowerC-clampA clamp in the shape of the letter C
bench clampA clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
crampA clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
pipe vise, pipe clampA clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
pressclamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
Broaderholding deviceA device for holding / holding something
Spanishabrazadera, cárcel
Catalancep, congreny, gafa, serjant
Verbsclampfasten or fix with a clamp
English > clamp: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
MeaningFasten or fix with a clamp.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
Broaderfasten, fix, secureCause to be firmly attached
Nounsclampa device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
English > clamp: 3 senses > verb 2, communication
Meaningimpose or inflict forcefully.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Example"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
Broaderinflict, bring down, visit, imposeimpose something unpleasant
Spanishimplantar

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