A concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something: a clampdown on crime
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- Both are concerned about restrictions and clampdowns on civil liberties.
- But fear and trepidation about the web also crept to the fore, leading to clampdowns and concerns about the internet's ‘potential for evil’.
- Many of the clubs affected are angry at the sudden clampdown.
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