verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.
Origin of vise
noun, verb (used with object), vi·séed, vi·sé·ing.
Origin of visé
Examples from the Web for vise
Their world is changing—has already changed, really—in the vise of the economy and new technology.
In Figures 220 and 221 is a drawing of a connecting rod drawn, put together as it would be for the lathe, vise or erecting shop.Mechanical Drawing Self-Taught|Joshua Rose
The cobbler gave a quick whack at the little shoe he held in the vise.Rose O'Paradise|Grace Miller White
And when this board is all smooth, the carpenter takes it out of the vise and puts in another board.Here and Now Story Book|Lucy Sprague Mitchell
He leaned his elbows on his knees and squeezed his head in his hands as in a vise.Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
It came up only two feet, and this was a kindness, for it lifted the Marie so that they were able to pull her out of the vise.The Romance of the Colorado River|Frederick S. Dellenbaugh
c.1300, "device like a screw or winch for bending a crossbow or catapult," from Old French vis, viz "screw," from Latin vitis "vine, tendril of a vine," literally "that which winds," from root of viere "to bind, twist" (see withy). The meaning "clamping tool with two jaws closed by a screw" is first recorded c.1500.