- clamp down on something
- clamp down on (something)
to act to stop or limit something.
Police here have finally clamped down on speeding.
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clamp down (on something) — ˌclamp ˈdown (on sb/sth) derived to take strict action in order to prevent sth, especially crime • a campaign by police to clamp down on street crime • The US government is clamping down on drugs. related noun ↑clampdown Main entry … Useful english dictionary
clamp down on — (something) to act to stop or limit something. Police here have finally clamped down on speeding … New idioms dictionary
clamp|down — clamp down or clamp|down «KLAMP DOWN», noun. U.S. Informal. a strict restriction or prohibition of something, as of gambling … Useful english dictionary
clamp-down — or clamp|down «KLAMP DOWN», noun. U.S. Informal. a strict restriction or prohibition of something, as of gambling … Useful english dictionary
clamp down — verb repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable) The police clamped down on illegal drugs • Syn: ↑crack down • Derivationally related forms: ↑crackdown (for: ↑crack down), ↑clampdown … Useful english dictionary
clamp down on — SUPPRESS, prevent, stop, put a stop/end to, stamp out; crack down on, limit, restrict, control, keep in check. → clamp * * * clamp down on To suppress, or suppress the activities of, firmly (clampˈdown noun) • • • Main Entry: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
clamp down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms clamp down : present tense I/you/we/they clamp down he/she/it clamps down present participle clamping down past tense clamped down past participle clamped down to make a determined attempt to stop people… … English dictionary
clamp down on — verb To take measures to stop something; to put an end to. The government aims to clamp down on underage drinking … Wiktionary
clamp down — suppress or prevent something. → clamp … English new terms dictionary
ˌclamp ˈdown — phrasal verb to make a determined attempt to stop people doing something bad or illegal Police are clamping down on local drug dealers.[/ex] … Dictionary for writing and speaking English