clampdown


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clamp·down

 (klămp′doun′)
n.
An imposing of restrictions or controls: "Advertisers and broadcasters would raise howls of protest against any strong clampdown" (Wall Street Journal).

crack•down

(ˈkrækˌdaʊn)

n.
the severe or stern enforcement of laws or regulations.
[1930–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clampdown - sudden restriction on an activity
restriction, limitation - an act of limiting or restricting (as by regulation)

clampdown

noun
Sudden punitive action:
Translations

clampdown

[ˈklæmpdaʊn] Nrestricción f (on de) → prohibición f (on en)

clampdown

[ˈklæmpdaʊn] n
there has been a clampdown on ... → une action ferme a été lancée contre ...

clampdown

nSchlag m(on gegen); he ordered a clampdown on the porn merchantser hat dafür gesorgt, dass es den Pornohändlern an den Kragen ging (inf); the clampdown has made tax evasion almost impossibledas harte Durchgreifen hat Steuerhinterziehung fast unmöglich gemacht

clampdown

[ˈklæmpˌdaʊn] nstretta
a clampdown on sth/sb → un giro di vite a qc/qn
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Austrian authorities toughened controls along the country's eastern borders on Monday, stopping hundreds of refugees and arresting five traffickers in a clampdown that followed last week's gruesome discovery of 71 dead migrants in a truck.
Days before the second anniversary of the clampdown, the local municipality has posted street signs across Raba'a Al Adawiya Square carrying the name of Hesham Barakat, Egypt's chief prosecutor who was killed in a car bomb in Cairo on June 29 this year.
CROOKED City traders could be jailed for up to 10 years under a clampdown.
clampdown on offensive chants they fear could spark trouble and the case will be passed on to the antiviolence committee.
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IN an apparent clampdown by the NDA government on the activities of environmental NGOs, a British national working for Greenpeace was barred from entering India.
The chairwoman of the Bank of Russia, Elvira Nabiullina, has said that the clampdown on dubious banking operations and capital flight would continue as the central bank works on strengthening the sector.
Arab NewsAND so the long-promised clampdown has begun.
TRACY Larner is right of course when she describes the recent clampdown on vehicles using the upper half of Rhyl high street as entrapment (Daily Post October 14).
THE recent clampdown on speeding has, yet again, prompted the police to make the usual misleading statements such as 'speeding' is a factor in many road accidents.
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Hamas leaders have been careful not to criticize Egypt's border clampdown in public, for fear of being accused of meddling in Egypt's internal affairs.