Meaning of CLAMP in English

CLAMP

I.

noun

Clamp is used after these nouns: ↑ wheel

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ firmly , tight , tightly

▪ together

Clamp the pieces of wood together while the glue sets.

▪ in place

Parts are ~ed in place with a special machine.

PREPOSITION

▪ around , round ( esp. BrE )

She ~ed her arms around him.

▪ on , onto

He ~ed his hand firmly onto Jack's shoulder.

▪ over

A large hand ~ed over her mouth.

▪ to

The dog's jaws were ~ed to my leg.

PHRASES

▪ ~ed between your teeth

He had a large cigar ~ed between his teeth.

▪ ~ shut

His mouth ~ed shut.

PHRASAL VERB

clamp down

ADVERB

▪ hard

PREPOSITION

▪ on

to ~ down hard on bullying

Clamp is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ hand

Clamp is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ jaw , ↑ tooth , ↑ umbilical cord

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .