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vise

or vice

[ vahys ]
/ vaɪs /
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noun
any of various devices, usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it.
verb (used with object), vised, vis·ing.
to hold, press, or squeeze with or as with a vise.
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Origin of vise

1300–50; Middle English vis<Old French: screw <Latin vītis vine (whose spiral form gave later sense)

OTHER WORDS FROM vise

viselike, adjective

Other definitions for vise (2 of 2)

visé
[ vee-zey, vee-zey ]
/ ˈvi zeɪ, viˈzeɪ /

noun, verb (used with object), vi·séed, vi·sé·ing.

Origin of visé

<French, past participle of viser to inspect, check; see visa
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How to use vise in a sentence

  • A hand, vising his wrist, snapped the blade downward, drove it back.

    Cursed|George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for vise

vise
/ (vaɪs) /

noun, verb
US a variant spelling of vice 2
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