clamp

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Noun[change]

Singular
clamp

Plural
clamps

  1. (countable) A clamp is a device that holds and fixes machine elements together.

Verb[change]

Plain form
clamp

Third-person singular
clamps

Past tense
clamped

Past participle
clamped

Present participle
clamping

  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you clamp something, you fasten it in place or together with a clamp.
    Please use a vise to clamp the pieces of wood together.
  2. (transitive) If you clamp onto something, you hold it tightly.
    She had to clamp a hand over her mouth to stop herself from laughing.

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