Definition of clamp down on
- Customs officials are clamping down on smugglers.
- The school should clamp down on students who cut classes.
- The state is clamping down on drug trafficking.
: a device designed to bind or constrict or to press two or more parts together so as to hold them firmly
: any of various instruments or appliances having parts brought together for holding or compressing something
: to fasten with or as if with a clamp
: to place by decree : impose
: to hold tightly
: toward or in a lower physical position
: to a lying or sitting position
: toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
: down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on
: to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as
: to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down
: occupying a low position
: directed or going downward
: lower in price
: descent, depression
: an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)
: a complete play to advance the ball
: an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil
: a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England
: a covering of soft fluffy feathers
: something soft and fluffy like down
: down syndrome
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