(noun, verb)


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

Similar word(s): clinch

Definition categories: man–made


1. fasten or fix with a clamp

- clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened

Definition categories: contact, fasten, fix, secure

2. impose or inflict forcefully

- The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital

Definition categories: communication, impose, inflict, visit