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verb [transitive] clamp pronunciation in British English /klæmp/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyclamp
he/she/itclamps
present participleclamping
past tenseclamped
past participleclamped
  1. 1
    to put or hold something firmly in position
    clamp something to/around/on something: Jack has always got a mobile phone clamped to his ear.
    1. a.
      [intransitive] if something clamps to, around, or on another thing, it attaches itself there firmly
      clamp to/around/on: The animal’s jaws clamped on the stick as I tried to beat it off.

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