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clampdown

[klamp-doun] /ˈklæmpˌdaʊn/
noun
1.
Origin of clampdown
1935-1940
1935-40; noun use of verb phrase clamp down
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clamp down

verb (intransitive, adverb) often foll by on
1.
to behave repressively; attempt to repress something regarded as undesirable
noun
2.
a sudden restrictive measure
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