forclem

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English forclemmen, equivalent to for- +‎ clem. Cognate with German verklemmen (to jam, jam up).

Verb[edit]

forclem (third-person singular simple present forclems, present participle forclemming, simple past and past participle forclemmed or forclempt)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To pinch with hunger; choke up.