verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM viseviselike, adjective
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noun, verb (used with object), vi·séed, vi·sé·ing.
Origin of visé
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The pandemic, which significantly scaled back ticket and concessions revenue, only tightened the vise.Forget investors: AMC itself may have been bailed out by the actions of wallstreetbets|Steven Zeitchik|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
The only mother who couldn’t pretend to function with her brain in the vise of sleeplessness.Why is ‘The Push’ so popular? Perhaps because it plays into a mother’s worst fears.|Maureen Corrigan|January 21, 2021|Washington Post
Rather than a single cause for their dying out, it’s looking as if Neanderthals were caught in a many-angled vise.Much of What We Thought About Neanderthals Was Wrong. Here’s Why That Matters|Rebecca Wragg Sykes|October 27, 2020|Time
Her cold, thin fingers wrapped around my jaw like a Vise-Grip.My ‘Kink’ Nightmare: James Franco’s BDSM Porn Documentary ‘Kink’ Only Tells Part of the Story|Aurora Snow|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their world is changing—has already changed, really—in the vise of the economy and new technology.
He flung himself forward, and catching her upper arms in the grip of a vise shook her until her teeth clacked together.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
I grabbed hold of the vise-locking screw to keep my knees from doubling under me.Nine Men in Time|Noel Miller Loomis
There is a sharp sting in my tongue, my jaws are gripped as by a vise, and my mouth is torn open.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
He strove desperately, but each effort only wedged him more firmly in the awful vise.
A serviceable and inexpensive bench vise can be made in the following manner: Procure a piece of hard wood, 1 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various