verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.
Origin of vise
Examples from the Web for vised
Don Jaime, kneeling beside the collapsed form, tore with his harsh hands at jaw and brow to force open the vised mouth.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
Well, you see I 'vised 'un to gie up matrimony, an' take to a trade.Mr. Punch's Country Life|Various
Dat Baggs he said was whar I couldnt tech him, an he vised me fur to go hum.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
They 'vised them to have nothin' to do wid deir husbands if they didn't go to de 'lection box and vote for Moses.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
As soon as it is located and magnifiers thrown into the circuit, it will be 'vised.Jack of No Trades|Charles Cottrell
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.