verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.
Origin of vise
Related Words for visingenjoy, own, seize, keep, arrest, maintain, take, have, imprison, carry, detain, occupy, secure, clinch, press, nourish, embrace, cherish, vise, check
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Historical Examples of vising
A hand, vising his wrist, snapped the blade downward, drove it back.Cursed
George Allan England
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.