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English noun: clamp

1. clamp (artifact) a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together


Synonymsclinch


Broader (hypernym)holding device


Narrower (hyponym)bench clamp, C-clamp, cramp, pipe clamp, pipe vise, press


English verb: clamp

1. clamp (contact) fasten or fix with a clamp


SamplesClamp the chair together until the glue has hardened.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

2. clamp (communication) impose or inflict forcefully


SamplesThe military government clamped a curfew onto the capital.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something on somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring down, impose, inflict, visit









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