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Definición de “clamp” en inglés

clamp

noun [C] uk   /klæmp/ us  
a device made of wood or metal that is used to hold two things together tightly: Carefully tighten the clamp until it firmly supports the pipette in a vertical position.

clamp

verb uk   /klæmp/ us  

clamp verb (FASTEN)

[T usually + adv/prep] to fasten two things together, using a clamp: Clamp the two pieces of wood (together) for 15 minutes. [T] mainly UK 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: When I finally got back, I found my car had been clamped.
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clamp verb (HOLD TIGHTLY)

[T + adv/prep] If you clamp something in a particular place, you hold it there tightly: He clamped his hand over her mouth. A heavy iron chain was clamped around his wrists.
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(Definition of clamp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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