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English noun: clamp

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


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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