English version

vise

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishviseviseAmerican English) a tool that holds an object very firmly so that you can work on it 🔊 He held my arm like a vice. → vice
Examples from the Corpus
like a vice• The Harris's gripped like a vice and screeched with delight.• Misery gripped her heart like a vice.• The walls closed on him like a vice.• He simply stood and looked at Guy, aware of rage, like a vice, gripping his ribcage.
visevise /vaɪs/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 x-refthe American spelling of vice
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