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clamp (something) on(to) (something)
To attach something to another object or surface. First, you need to clamp that tool onto the table.
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clamp something on(to) somethingand clamp something on
to press or squeeze something onto something else. Clamp this board onto the workbench. Clear a place near the edge of the table, and then clamp on the meat grinder.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.