"clamp" in the noun sense
1. clamp, clinch
a device (generally used by carpenters) that holds things firmly together
"clamp" in the verb sense
fasten or fix with a clamp
"clamp the chair together until the glue has hardened"
impose or inflict forcefully
"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"
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