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clam => clamp.
- clamp: see climb
- clamp (n.)
- device for fastening, c. 1300, probably from clamb, perhaps originally past tense of climb (v.), or from Middle Dutch clampe (Dutch klamp), from West Germanic *klamp- "clamp, cleat;" cognate with Middle Low German klampe "clasp, hook," Old High German klampfer "clip, clamp;" also probably related to Middle Dutch klamme "a clamp, hook, grapple," Danish klamme "a clamp, cramp," Old English clamm "fetter;" see clam (n.).
- clamp (v.)
- "to fasten with a clamp," 1670s, from clamp (n.). Related: Clamped; clamping.
- 1. Banking regulators failed to clamp down until earlier this month.
- 2. Ironically, the latest clamp-down has just led to renewed international criticism.
- 3. Clamp one end of the plank to the edge of the table.
- 4. Clamp the two pieces of wood together until the glue dries.
- 5. Clove is Japanese famous comic group CLAMP's classic work.
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