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noun as in clamp

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The pandemic, which significantly scaled back ticket and concessions revenue, only tightened the vise.

The only mother who couldn’t pretend to function with her brain in the vise of sleeplessness.

Rather than a single cause for their dying out, it’s looking as if Neanderthals were caught in a many-angled vise.

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Her cold, thin fingers wrapped around my jaw like a Vise-Grip.

Their world is changing—has already changed, really—in the vise of the economy and new technology.

He flung himself forward, and catching her upper arms in the grip of a vise shook her until her teeth clacked together.

I grabbed hold of the vise-locking screw to keep my knees from doubling under me.

There is a sharp sting in my tongue, my jaws are gripped as by a vise, and my mouth is torn open.

He strove desperately, but each effort only wedged him more firmly in the awful vise.

A serviceable and inexpensive bench vise can be made in the following manner: Procure a piece of hard wood, 1 in.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to vise, such as: chuck, tool, and winch.

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