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

Translation of clamp in Spanish:


  • 3 (Dentistry)
    clamp (masculine)

transitive verb

  • 1 (join, fasten)
    sujetar con abrazaderas
    Example sentences
    • To make a bolt, a smith clamped the screw plate onto a rod of cold, soft iron and turned it down the rod.
    • I clamp a steel straight edge in a vise and just draw the surface over the steel edge a few times.
    • Plan your cuts so that the direction of the wood grain parallels the long edges and clamp a straightedge to the plywood to guide your cuts.
    Example sentences
    • My hands convulsively clenched, my teeth clamped together, my nostrils flared, my lips curled, and a red mist descended in front of my eyes.
    • ‘What you mean is that you would like to stay the night’ Raven nodded, lips clamped together tight.
    • His hands clamped together between his knees, making his knuckles turn white as thoughts tumbled through his head.
  • 2 (British English) (Cars) [colloquial]to clamp a car
    ponerle el cepo a un coche

Phrasal verbs

clamp down

verb + adverb
to clamp down on something/somebody
tomar medidas drásticas contra algo/alguien
to clamp down on inflation
tomar medidas drásticas contra la inflación
poner freno a la inflación
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