clamp on

phrasal verb
clamped on; clamping on; clamps on

Definition of clamp on

: to officially set (a limit, rule, punishment, etc.) for (someone or something) The mayor clamped a curfew on the area after the riots. The new law clamps limits on the amount of money candidates can spend on election campaigns.

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“Clamp on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clamp%20on. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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