1. clamp, clinch, holding device

usage: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together


1. clamp, fasten, fix, secure

usage: fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"

2. clamp, inflict, bring down, visit, impose

usage: impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"

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