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 viceThe 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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