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clamp
top: parallel clamp
bottom: C-clamp

clamp

 (klămp)
n.
1. Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts.
2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
tr.v. clamped, clamp·ing, clamps
1. To fasten, grip, or support with or as if with a clamp.
2. To establish by authority; impose: clamped a tax on imports.
Phrasal Verb:
clamp down
To become more strict or repressive; impose controls: clamping down on environment polluters.

[Middle English, from Middle Dutch klampe.]

clamp down

vb
to behave repressively; attempt to repress something regarded as undesirable
n
a sudden restrictive measure
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.clamp down - repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable); "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
Translations
يَسْتَعْمِلُ الشِّدَّه ضِد
zarazit
stramme
herîa eftirlit; beita reglum af hörku
sıkı kontrol altına almak

w>clamp down

vt sep (lit)festmachen
vi (fig, on expenses etc) → gewaltig bremsen (inf); (police, government)rigoros durchgreifen

clamp

(klӕmp) noun
a piece of wood, iron etc used to fasten things together or to strengthen them.
verb
to bind together with a clamp. They clamped the iron rods together.
clamp down (with on)
to check or control strictly.
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