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Definition of clamp:

  1. A heavy footstep; a tramp.
  2. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for roasting, or of coal for coking.
  3. A mollusk. See Clam.
  4. A piece of wood placed across another, or inserted into another, to bind or strengthen.
  5. A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's side, used to sustain the ends of beams.
  6. An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is held in its place or two parts are temporarily held together.
  7. One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to grasp without bruising.
  8. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together; a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces together.
  9. To cover, as vegetables, with earth.
  10. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to place in a clamp.
  11. To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.

Synonyms:

hug, clench, squeeze.

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