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clamp

 (klămp)
n.
1. Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts.
2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
tr.v. clamped, clamp·ing, clamps
1. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
2. To establish by authority; impose: clamped a tax on imports.
Phrasal Verb:
clamp down
To become more strict or repressive; impose controls: clamping down on environment polluters.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch klampe.]
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clamp

(klæmp)
n
1. (Tools) a mechanical device with movable jaws with which an object can be secured to a bench or with which two objects may be secured together
2. (Building) a means by which a fixed joint may be strengthened
3. (Nautical Terms) nautical a horizontal beam fastened to the ribs for supporting the deck beams in a wooden vessel
vb (tr)
4. (Building) to fix or fasten with or as if with a clamp
5. (Automotive Engineering) to immobilize (a car) by means of a wheel clamp
6. to inflict or impose forcefully: they clamped a curfew on the town.
[C14: from Dutch or Low German klamp; related to Old English clamm bond, fetter, Old Norse kleppr lump]

clamp

(klæmp) agriculture
n
1. (Agriculture) a mound formed out of a harvested root crop, covered with straw and earth to protect it from winter weather
2. (Agriculture) a pile of bricks ready for processing in a furnace
vb
(Agriculture) (tr) to enclose (a harvested root crop) in a mound
[C16: from Middle Dutch klamp heap; related to clump]
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clamp

(klæmp)

n.
1. a device, usu. of some rigid material, for strengthening or supporting objects or fastening them together.
2. an appliance with opposite sides or parts that may be adjusted or brought closer together to hold or compress something.
3. one of a pair of movable pieces, made of lead or other soft material, for covering the jaws of a vise and enabling it to grasp without bruising.
v.t.
4. to fasten with or fix in a clamp.
5. clamp down, to impose more strict control: to clamp down on crime.
[1350–1400; Middle English (n.) < Middle Dutch clampe clamp, cleat, c. Middle Low German klampe]
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Clamp

 a compact heap or pile of bricks for baking; a heap of earth to cover potatoes; a pile of ore for roasting.
Examples: clamp of bricks, 1679; of coal; of dung, 1771; of limestone, 1795; of mangolds, 1881; of metal ore; of potatoes; of turf, 1753.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

clamp


Past participle: clamped
Gerund: clamping

Imperative
clamp
clamp
Present
I clamp
you clamp
he/she/it clamps
we clamp
you clamp
they clamp
Preterite
I clamped
you clamped
he/she/it clamped
we clamped
you clamped
they clamped
Present Continuous
I am clamping
you are clamping
he/she/it is clamping
we are clamping
you are clamping
they are clamping
Present Perfect
I have clamped
you have clamped
he/she/it has clamped
we have clamped
you have clamped
they have clamped
Past Continuous
I was clamping
you were clamping
he/she/it was clamping
we were clamping
you were clamping
they were clamping
Past Perfect
I had clamped
you had clamped
he/she/it had clamped
we had clamped
you had clamped
they had clamped
Future
I will clamp
you will clamp
he/she/it will clamp
we will clamp
you will clamp
they will clamp
Future Perfect
I will have clamped
you will have clamped
he/she/it will have clamped
we will have clamped
you will have clamped
they will have clamped
Future Continuous
I will be clamping
you will be clamping
he/she/it will be clamping
we will be clamping
you will be clamping
they will be clamping
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clamping
you have been clamping
he/she/it has been clamping
we have been clamping
you have been clamping
they have been clamping
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clamping
you will have been clamping
he/she/it will have been clamping
we will have been clamping
you will have been clamping
they will have been clamping
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clamping
you had been clamping
he/she/it had been clamping
we had been clamping
you had been clamping
they had been clamping
Conditional
I would clamp
you would clamp
he/she/it would clamp
we would clamp
you would clamp
they would clamp
Past Conditional
I would have clamped
you would have clamped
he/she/it would have clamped
we would have clamped
you would have clamped
they would have clamped
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

clamp

A traditional method of storing rootcrop vegetables outdoors with a layer of straw and soil for insulation and a central chimney for ventilation.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamp - a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly togetherclamp - a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
bench clamp - a clamp used to hold work in place on a workbench
C-clamp - a clamp in the shape of the letter C
cramp - a clamp for holding pieces of wood together while they are glued
holding device - a device for holding something
pipe clamp, pipe vise - a clamp for holding pipe that is to be cut or threaded
press - clamp to prevent wooden rackets from warping when not in use
Verb1.clamp - fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
fasten, fix, secure - cause to be firmly attached; "fasten the lock onto the door"; "she fixed her gaze on the man"
2.clamp - impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
inflict, impose, bring down, visit - impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

clamp

noun
1. vice, press, grip, bracket, fastener This clamp is ideal for holding frames and other items.
verb
1. fasten, fix, secure, clinch, brace, make fast U-bolts are used to clamp the microphones to the pole.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002
Translations
كُلاب
sponkastáhnoutsvěrkasvorkaupnout
fastspændeklampeklemme
puristaapuristinyhteen
klemma, òvingaòvinga, klemma
imti griežčiau kontroliuotipaimti į nagąsuveržti
iespīlētsavienotskava
kelepçekelepçeyle sıkıştırmak

clamp

[klæmp]
A. N
1. (= brace) → abrazadera f (Aut) (on parked car) → cepo m; (= laboratory clamp) → grapa f; (on bench) → cárcel f
2. (Agr) → ensilado m, montón m
B. VT
1. (= secure) (with brace) → afianzar or sujetar con abrazadera; (in laboratory) → afianzar or sujetar con grapa; (on bench) → afianzar or sujetar con cárcel
he clamped it in his handlo agarró con la mano
he clamped his hand down on itlo sujetó firmemente con la mano
2. [+ car] → poner un cepo en
clamp down VI + ADV to clamp down (on) [+ tax evasion, crime etc] → poner frenos (a), tomar fuertes medidas (contra)
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clamp

[ˈklæmp]
n
(= vice) → pince f, étau m à main; (bigger)crampon m
(for car wheel)sabot m de Denver
vt
(= hold firmly) → serrer
[+ two parts, pieces] → cramponner
to clamp sth to sth → fixer qch à qch
to clamp sth on sth → fixer qch à qch
to clamp sth round sth → fixer qch autour de qch
[+ wheel, car] → mettre un sabot à; [+ motorist] → mettre un sabot à
to be clamped [car, driver] → être immobilisé(e) par un sabot
clamp down on
vt fus [+ people] → agir avec fermeté contre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

clamp

1
nSchraubzwinge f; (Med, Elec) → Klemme f; (for illegally parked car) → Parkkralle f
vt(ein)spannen; illegally parked careine Parkkralle befestigen an (+dat)

clamp

2
n (Brit, of potatoes) → Miete f
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clamp

[klæmp]
1. nmorsetto, morsa
2. vt (hold in a vice) → stringere con un morsetto; (immobilize, car) → applicare i ceppi bloccaruote a
clamp down vi + adv (fig) to clamp down (on)dare un giro di vite a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

clamp

(klӕmp) noun
a piece of wood, iron etc used to fasten things together or to strengthen them.
verb
to bind together with a clamp. They clamped the iron rods together.
clamp down (with on)
to check or control strictly.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

clamp

n. pinza; presilla, instrumento de cirugía.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

clamp

n pinza; vt pinzar
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.