impulsion de verrouillage
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(=vice) pince f , étau m à main
→ ... a dozen bottles held in place by clamps.
(for car wheel)
sabot m de Denver
(=hold firmly) serrer
→ He clamped the phone to his ear.
[+two parts, pieces] cramponner
to clamp sth to sth fixer qch à qch
→ ... special trays that were clamped to the arm of a chair.
to clamp sth on sth fixer qch à qch
to clamp sth round sth fixer qch autour de qch
[+wheel, car] mettre un sabot à
[+motorist] mettre un sabot à to be clamped
[car, driver] être immobilisé (e) par un sabot → He only parked there for 10 minutes, but he was still clamped.
clamp down on
[+people] agir avec fermeté contre
→ The authorities have got to clamp down on these trouble-makers.
n sabot m de Denver
[+car] mettre un sabot de Denver à
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