French translation of 'clamp'
1. (= vice) pince f ⧫ étau m à main
(bigger) crampon m
2. (for car wheel) sabot m de Denver
1. (= hold firmly) serrer
2. [two parts, pieces] cramponner
to clamp sth to sth fixer qch à qch
to clamp sth on sth fixer qch à qch
to clamp sth round sth fixer qch autour de qch
[wheel, car] mettre un sabot à
[motorist] mettre un sabot à
to be clamped [car, driver] être immobilisé(e) par un sabot
Phrasal verbsclamp down on
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Example Sentences Including 'clamp'
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As such, the broker thinks there is a risk that the Government may clamp down on profits.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The widespread concerns have prompted the Government to clamp down on spending.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
A large chrome clamp holds the bike in its riding position, ensuring a quick fold.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Claiming that wheel clamping is primarily a deterrent is laughable.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Feeding mashed carrot into a mouth clamped shut like a bulldog clip.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
It turned out they were clamping the vehicle for being improperly parked.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Why he usually grabs the mic with a hat firmly clamped onto his head.The Sun (2010)
Maggie darted to them and in a quick movement peeled off the hand clamped on his arm.Burning Bright (2007)
It was the moment he clamped his left hand firmly over his mouth.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
BUNGLING doctors left a 6½ inch metal surgical clamp inside a woman's stomach for ten months.The Sun (2011)
Cars were often clamped and towed minutes after being parked.The Sun (2010)
Her head was strapped into a mask that was clamped tightly in place on the bed.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
She said: 'You just have to get your bodies clamped together and go for it.The Sun (2013)
Some councils have experimented with clamping foreign vehicles to force them to pay.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
THE boss of a wheel clamping firm has been forced to flee his home following death threats.The Sun (2010)
The cars were clamped and fined for failing to display the permits.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The courts need to clamp down harder.The Sun (2012)
The firm encourages staff to clamp as many cars as possible by offering financial rewards.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Then she clamped her teeth hard on my nose.The Sun (2016)
You can lock your phone in place with a clamp that folds into the controller when not being used, making it easier to play.The Sun (2013)
He clamped his mouth on the middle of the stick and they took off.Christianity Today (2000)
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'clamp' in Other Languages
British English: clamp NOUN
A clamp is a device that holds two things firmly together.
Many openers have a magnet or set of clamps to grip the open lid.
British English: clamp VERB
When you clamp one thing to another, you fasten the two things together with a clamp.
Somebody forgot to bring along the U-bolts to clamp the microphones to the pole.
Translation of clamp from the Collins English to French Dictionary