clamp Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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clampnoun [C]

 us   /klæmp/
a device used to hold something tightly: A small clamp at the bottom edge holds it in place.

clampverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /klæmp/
to use a device to hold something tightly: [M] Clamp the pieces together while the glue dries. If you clamp something, you hold it firmly so that it does not move: He abruptly clamped his jaw shut.
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