clampdown

[klamp-doun]
noun

Origin:
1935–40; noun use of verb phrase clamp down

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clampdown

noun
sudden restriction on an activity 
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Example sentences
The second way in which the permanent bureaucracy could be emboldened is by a
  mooted clampdown on lobbyists.
Second, dearer oil could fuel inflation-and that might prompt a monetary
  clampdown that throttles the recovery.
Both the acceleration and the subsequent clampdown were directed from the
  centre.
But in his previous job as budget minister, he led a high-profile clampdown on
  tax evasion.
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