Clamp - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- impose or inflict forcefully
The surgeon clamped the vein.
He clamped the two pieces of wood together.
The bit was clamped firmly between the horse's teeth.
He clamped his mouth shut and refused to speak.
The workmen clamped up the bricks.
She clamped her hands over her ears.
Creed opened his mouth to speak, then clamped it shut.
Clamp the two parts together until the glue dries.
He returned, only to discover his car had been clamped.
clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened
The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital
The government has promised to clamp down on criminal activity.
We must clamp down now, before it's too late to stop the trouble.
present participle: clamping
past tense: clamped
past participle: clamped