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Translation of "clamp" - English-Spanish dictionary

clamp

noun   /klæmp/
a device made of wood or metal that is used to hold two things together tightly tornillo de banco, abrazadera Carefully tighten the clamp until it firmly supports the pipette in a vertical position.418
verb   /klæmp/
to fasten two things together, using a clamp to fasten two things together, using a device made of wood or metal that holds them tightly sujetar con abrazaderas Clamp the two pieces of wood (together) for 15 minutes.1962
mainly UK ( US boot) If the police or another person in authority clamps a vehicle, they fix a metal device to one of its wheels, usually because it is parked illegally. The device is usually only removed when the owner pays an amount of money. poner el cepo a When I finally got back, I found my car had been clamped. →  See also wheel clamp 7011674
→  Phrasal verbs clamp down on sth
(Definition of clamp from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

clamp

noun /klӕmp/
a piece of wood, iron etc used to fasten things together or to strengthen them. grapa, clip an adjustable clamp.
clamp down phrasal verb ( with on)
to check or control strictly poner freno a The police are clamping down on drink-driving.
(Definition of clamp from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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