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 for clamp
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clamp \Clamp\ (kl[a^]mp), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Clamped
     (kl[a^]mt; 215) p. pr. & vb. n. Clamping.]
     1. To fasten with a clamp or clamps; to apply a clamp to; to
        place in a clamp.
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     2. To cover, as vegetables, with earth. [Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clamp \Clamp\, n. [Prob. an imitative word. Cf. Clank.]
     A heavy footstep; a tramp.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clamp \Clamp\, v. i.
     To tread heavily or clumsily; to clump.
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           The policeman with clamping feet.        --Thackeray.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Clamp \Clamp\ (kl[a^]mp), n. [Cf. LG. & D. klamp, Dan. klampe,
     also D. klampen to fasten, clasp. Cf. Clamber, Cramp.]
     1. Something rigid that holds fast or binds things together;
        a piece of wood or metal, used to hold two or more pieces
        together.
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     2.
        (a) An instrument with a screw or screws by which work is
            held in its place or two parts are temporarily held
            together.
        (b) (Joinery) A piece of wood placed across another, or
            inserted into another, to bind or strengthen.
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     3. One of a pair of movable pieces of lead, or other soft
        material, to cover the jaws of a vise and enable it to
        grasp without bruising.
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     4. (Shipbuilding) A thick plank on the inner part of a ship's
        side, used to sustain the ends of beams.
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     5. A mass of bricks heaped up to be burned; or of ore for
        roasting, or of coal for coking.
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     6. A mollusk. See Clam. [Obs.]
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     Clamp nails, nails used to fasten on clamps in ships.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  clamp
      n 1: a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things
           firmly together [syn: clamp, clinch]
      v 1: fasten or fix with a clamp; "clamp the chair together until
           the glue has hardened"
      2: impose or inflict forcefully; "The military government
         clamped a curfew onto the capital"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "clamp":
     affix, alum, anchor, annex, astringent, attach, bear hug, belay,
     bite, brace, bracket, cement, cinch, clasp, clench, clinch, cling,
     clinging, clip, clutch, compress, compressor, constrictor,
     contractor, cramp, crush, death grip, embrace, engraft, ensphere,
     fasten, fastener, firm hold, fix, foothold, footing, graft,
     grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, hold, hug, iron grip, knit, make fast,
     moor, nip, pincer, pinch, press, purchase, put to, screw up,
     secure, seizure, set, set to, squeeze, styptic, styptic pencil,
     tenure, tight grip, tighten, toehold, trice up, trim, tweak, vice,
     vise, wad up
  
  

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