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clampdown

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noun clamp·down \ˈklamp-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of clampdown

  • : an increased effort to make sure that people obey laws and rules

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clampdown

  1. :  the act or action of making regulations and restrictions more stringent <a clampdown on charge accounts, bank loans, and other inflationary influences — Time>

1940

First Known Use of clampdown

1940


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