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English definition of “vice”

vice

noun [C] (TOOL) mainly UK (US usually vise)     /vaɪs/
a tool with two parts that can be moved together by tightening a screw so that an object can be held firmly between them while it is being worked on: Vices are often used to hold pieces of wood that are being cut or smoothed. Her hand tightened like a vice around his arm.ToolsGardening tools
(Definition of vice noun (TOOL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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