clamp down

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repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
To clamp down on people or activities means to take strong official action to stop or control them. If the government clamps down on the protestors, that will only serve to strengthen them in the long run Banking regulators failed to clamp down until earlier this month. = crack down
repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs
clamp down on
To take measures to stop something; to put an end to

The government aims to clamp down on underage drinking.

clamp down on
crack down; impose restrictions; limit an action of some kind (usually a forbidden action)
clampdown
A sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control

There is already in the EU a clamour for barriers against competing products from Eastern Europe and Asia, and for a Europe-wide clampdown on 'aliens'.

clampdown
An imposing of restrictions or controls

Advertisers and broadcasters would raise howls of protest against any strong clampdown (Wall Street Journal).

clampdown
A clampdown is a sudden restriction on a particular activity by a government or other authority. a clampdown on the employment of illegal immigrants. sudden firm action that is taken to reduce crime clampdown on
clampdown
sudden restriction on an activity
clamp down

    Silbentrennung

    clamp Down

    Türkische aussprache

    klämp daun

    Aussprache

    /ˈklamp ˈdoun/ /ˈklæmp ˈdaʊn/

    Etymologie

    [ 'klamp ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English, probably from Middle Dutch klampe; akin to Old English clamm bond, fetter; more at CLAM.

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