clamp on

Definition of clamp on

  1. :  to officially set (a limit, rule, punishment, etc.) for (someone or something) The mayor clamped a curfew on the area after the riots. The new law clamps limits on the amount of money candidates can spend on election campaigns.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a device designed to bind or constrict or to press two or more parts together so as to hold them firmly

    :  any of various instruments or appliances having parts brought together for holding or compressing something

  1. :  to fasten with or as if with a clamp

    :  to place by decree :  impose

    :  to hold tightly

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