clamp down on

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w>clamp down on

vi +prep obj personan die Kandare nehmen; expenditure, activitieseinen Riegel vorschieben (+dat); news broadcastsunterdrücken; the government clamped down on private radio stationsdie Regierung holte zum Schlag gegen private Rundfunksender aus
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Citizens Advice chief executive, Gillian Guy, said: "Ofgem is right to clamp down on this kind of failure.