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vice

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Noun[change]

Singular
vice

Plural
vices

A bench vice
  1. (countable) A vice is an immoral or bad habit.
    Smoking is a vice.
  2. (countable) (UK) A vice is an instrument that consists of two jaws and is closed by a screw or lever. It is used for holding work, such as filing.

Verb[change]

Plain form
vice

Third-person singular
vices

Past tense
viced

Past participle
viced

Present participle
vicing

  1. If you vice something, you clamp it with a vice.