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clamp

verb
 
 
/klæmp/
clamp sth around/over/to, etc to put something in a particular position and hold it there tightly: He clamped his hand over her mouth.Placing and positioning an object
clamp sth onto/to/together, etc to fasten two things together using a clampCarpentry and joineryFastening and tying
[T] UK to fasten a metal cover on the wheel of a car to stop it moving because it has been parked in an illegal placeLocking and boltingThe exterior of vehicles
(Definition of clamp verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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