clamp on

phrasal verb

clamped on; clamping on; clamps 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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