vicelike

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vice or vise2 (vaɪs)
 
n
1.  an appliance for holding an object while work is done upon it, usually having a pair of jaws
 
vb
2.  (tr) to grip (something) with or as if with a vice
 
[C15: from Old French vis a screw, from Latin vītis vine, plant with spiralling tendrils (hence the later meaning)]
 
vise or vise2
 
n
 
vb
 
[C15: from Old French vis a screw, from Latin vītis vine, plant with spiralling tendrils (hence the later meaning)]
 
'vicelike or vise2
 
adj
 
'viselike or vise2
 
adj

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