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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The supposedly tough clampdown on tax evasion had no provision obliging everyone to submit annual tax returns, allowing half the working population to have no dealings with the IRD.
Firstly, it was with real concern that I read about the summer police clampdown.
NUISANCE bikers have been targeted in a police clampdown.
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A total of 419 drivers and passengers were caught and fined during the 24-hour clampdown earlier this week by Scotland's eight forces.
THE Professional Footballers' Association has urged a clampdown on crowd abuse.
I READ the report in the Telegraph regarding our super-hospital clampdown on visiting and children being banned.
FLY tippers in Streetly are being targeted by environmental health officers in a clampdown.
Arson attacks on cars in Hartlepool have plummeted after a major clampdown on abandoned and nuisance vehicles across the town.
The new parking row follows massive disruption and bad-feeling 12 months ago when a flood of complaints followed a clampdown on staff parking.
The arrests follow a clampdown by the Environment Agency, West Midlands Police, Customs and Excise, and the city council.
Gary Brian Gowers, 39, was one of seven men detained at Liverpool John Lennon Airport yesterday in a massive security clampdown on suspected football hooliganism.