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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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