Definition of clampdown in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈklampdaʊn


  • 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.
    suppression, prevention, stopping, stamping out; crackdown, limitation, restriction, restraint, curb, check

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