adjective see vise I

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  • viselike — adjective clamped as in a vise (Freq. 1) a viselike grip • Similar to: ↑tight …   Useful english dictionary

  • viselike — adjective Extremely strong or tight, like a vise …   Wiktionary

  • vise — viselike, adj. /vuys/, n., v., vised, vising. n. 1. any of various devices, usually having two jaws that may be brought together or separated by means of a screw, lever, or the like, used to hold an object firmly while work is being done on it. v …   Universalium

  • angina pectoris — /pek teuh ris/, Pathol. a syndrome characterized by paroxysmal, constricting pain below the sternum, most easily precipitated by exertion or excitement and caused by ischemia of the heart muscle, usually due to a coronary artery disease, as… …   Universalium

  • vice-like — vice|like BrE viselike, vise like AmE [ˈvaıslaık] adj a vice like grip a very firm hold or a very strong pain ▪ He grabbed my neck in a viselike grip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • vise — I. noun Etymology: Middle English vys, vice screw, from Anglo French vyz, from Latin vitis vine more at withy Date: 1500 1. any of various tools with two jaws for holding work that close usually by a screw, lever, or cam 2. something likened to a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • assassin bug — any of numerous bugs of the family Reduviidae, feeding chiefly on other insects but including some forms that are bloodsucking parasites of mammals. Also called reduviid. [1890 95] * * * Any of about 4,000 insect species (family Reduviidae)… …   Universalium

  • choke hold — a restraining hold, as when one person encircles the neck of another from behind in a viselike grip with the arm. Also, chokehold. * * * …   Universalium

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