Definitions for: Clamp Down

[v] repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
[v] become more restrictive or repressive; impose strict controls on; "They are clamping down on under-age drinking now"
[v] get serious about enforcing a rule; "We have to clamp down and get tough on the dissidents"

Synonyms: crack down, get tough

See Also: apply, bound, confine, enforce, implement, keep down, limit, quash, reduce, repress, restrain, restrict, subdue, subjugate, throttle, trammel

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