Reformers know that efforts to clamp down on costs this year have been largely gutted by the medical industrial complex.
Cameron wants to clamp down on social media to prevent riots, but U.K. police are finding it more useful as a surveillance tool.
They were waiting for something to go wrong so they could clamp down on him.
device for fastening, c.1300, probably from clamb, perhaps originally past tense of climb (v.), or from Middle Dutch clampe (Dutch klamp), from West Germanic *klamp- "clamp, cleat;" cf. Middle Low German klampe "clasp, hook," Old High German klampfer "clip, clamp;" also probably related to Middle Dutch klamme "a clamp, hook, grapple," Danish klamme "a clamp, cramp," Old English clamm "fetter;" see clam (n.).
"to fasten with a clamp," 1670s, from clamp (n.). Related: Clamped; clamping.
An instrument for the compression or grasping of a structure.