Meaning of CLAMP in English

CLAMP

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

wheel clamp

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

hand

Then a large warm hand clamped over her own fumbling fingers and gently removed them so that he could work the latch.

A large hand clamped down over his mouth.

Her faint scream of shock was abruptly stifled by a hand clamped over her mouth.

Her hand trembled and she clamped it hard against her chest until the attack of nerves had subsided a little.

His hand clamped around the clever boy's neck.

mouth

Her faint scream of shock was abruptly stifled by a hand clamped over her mouth .

A large hand clamped down over his mouth .

I remember this and smile, clamping my mouth shut as Wiggen goes into action.

Then I clamped my mouth shut again.

The celebrated comedian had a cigar clamped in his mouth .

With that, Professor Bruck stopped and clamped his mouth shut for a moment.

Then Mavis watched Gordy clamp his mouth shut and crane his neck toward the back of the crowd.

He clamped his mouth shut, agitated.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As she did so, a rusty trap sprang shut, clamping her left foot.

But as she reached the door, one hand on the door-handle, suddenly an iron band clamped round her arm.

He clamped his mouth shut, agitated.

Leaks from Clinton's team suggest Democrats may clamp down on the massive amounts executives can earn.

The impulse to shout can be inhibited by clamping the upper chest so that breathing becomes shallow and energy is dampened.

The resident here has clamped his opponent and is lifting him away from the tunnel entrance.

Then a large warm hand clamped over her own fumbling fingers and gently removed them so that he could work the latch.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

wheel

The other suggestions included statutory licensing of wheel clamp operators and statutory licensing of land on which wheel clamps may be used.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A web clamp is useful for holding frames together while the glue sets.

It was stacked with the usual assortment of crates and containers, impregnable behind an ingenious array of clamps and locks.

Miguel had a clamp in the glove compartment.

This can usually be accomplished from ground level with a variety of hooks, shovels and clamps attached to long poles.

You will also find them useful for other jobs that need a small locking clamp .

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