America has spent tens of billions of dollars in a basically futile effort to coax Islamabad into clamping down on the Taliban.
Reform entitlements by clamping down on payments to suppliers and providers?
Some people talk, for example, of clamping down on sales of types of ammo.
As for the clamping of the nails over the edges of the soles, the sharp stones render that imperative.
Or I poked people in the back with the frames while I was clamping them.
The proper instruments consist of a scalpel, clamping forceps, extracting forceps, hook and goggles.
There was a mouse swelling above his eye, the lids were clamping.
The end of the bracket is split and the cup after adjustment is clamped in position by the clamping screw S.
The clamping device for the slide is made of two bars, 1 in.
Suddenly the thing rushed over him again, going through his veins like a poisonous ether, and clamping his heart as with iron.
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;" cf. 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.).
"to fasten with a clamp," 1670s, from clamp (n.). Related: Clamped; clamping.
An instrument for the compression or grasping of a structure.