Synonyms of clamp in English:

clamp


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noun

1‘a clamp holds the pieces of wood at right angles’

SYNONYMS
brace, vice, press
clasp, fastener, bracket, holdfast
Music mute, capo, capo tasto
Climbing jumar

2‘clamps had been fitted to the car's back wheels’

SYNONYMS
immobilizer, wheel clamp
North American boot

verb

1‘the sander is clamped on to the edge of a workbench’

SYNONYMS
fasten, secure, fix, clip, attach, make fast
screw, bolt

2‘an empty pipe was clamped between his teeth’

SYNONYMS
clench, grip, hold, press, squeeze
clasp, grasp, clutch

3‘yesterday, the government clamped a curfew on the city’

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impose, inflict
informal clap, slap

4‘he flew into a rage when he found his car was clamped’

SYNONYMS
immobilize, wheel-clamp
North American boot

Phrases

    clamp down on

    ‘a new initiative to clamp down on software piracy’


    SYNONYMS
    suppress, prevent, stop, put a stop to, put an end to, stamp out
    crack down on, come down hard on, limit, restrain, restrict, check, keep in check, control, keep under control