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Meaning of CLAMP DOWN

Pronunciation:  klamp dawn

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [v]  repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
  2. [v]  become more restrictive or repressive; impose strict controls on; "They are clamping down on under-age drinking now"
  3. [v]  get serious about enforcing a rule; "We have to clamp down and get tough on the dissidents"
 
 Synonyms: crack down, get tough
 
 See Also: apply, bound, confine, enforce, implement, keep down, limit, quash, reduce, repress, restrain, restrict, subdue, subjugate, throttle, trammel

 

 

 

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