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British English: /klamp/
American English: /klæmp/

Translation of clamp in French:


  • 2 [figurative]
    frein (m) (on à)
    a clamp on public spending
    un frein à la dépense publique
  • 3 (Automobile)
    also: wheelclamp
    sabot (m) de Denver

transitive verb

  • 1 (Technology)
    cramponner (two parts)
    (at bench) fixer [quelque chose] à l'aide d'un valet (onto à)
  • 2 (clench)
    serrer (jaw, teeth)
    a pipe clamped between his teeth
    une pipe serrée entre les dents
    his jaws were clamped shut
    il serrait les mâchoires
  • 3 (Automobile)
    also: wheelclamp
    mettre un sabot de Denver à (car)

Phrasal verbs

clamp down

clamp down to clamp down on
faire de la répression contre (crime, drugs, criminals)
mettre un frein à (extravagance)

clamp on

clamp on [something], clamp [something] on 1.1 [literal]
fermer (lid)
1.2 [figurative]
imposer (curfew, restriction, sanction)

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