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clampdown Line breaks: clamp|down
Pronunciation: /ˈklampdaʊn/

Definition of clampdown in English:


A concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something: a clampdown on crime
More example sentences
  • 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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