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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).
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crack•down

(ˈkrækˌdaʊn)

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

noun
Sudden punitive action:
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Translations

clampdown

[ˈklæmpdaʊn] Nrestricción f (on de) → prohibición f (on en)
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

clampdown

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

[ˈklæmpˌdaʊn] nstretta
a clampdown on sth/sb → un giro di vite a qc/qn
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References in periodicals archive ?
Occupied Kashmir is facing unprecedented clampdown since August 05 when Narendra Modi-led communal government revoked the special status of the territory by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
The communication blockade and security clampdown, the alleged detention of political leaders and restrictions on media to report has created an information black hole in Jammu and Kashmir, a region which has witnessed serious human rights violations in the past."
Activists, however, decried the UAE bestowing the award on Modi as he pursues a clampdown on the Himalayan region, saying it only gives cover to India amid the Kashmir crackdown.
Clampdown The visits, as part of HMRC's Tobacco Taskforce activity, led to the seizures of suspected illegal tobacco and alcohol products from 10 premises.
Summary: New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI) The Congress Working Committee on Saturday expressed "serious concern" over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir including "reports of clampdown and news blackout" and urged the government to allow a delegation of political parties to visit the state.
Indian security forces have arrested more than 500 people since New Delhi imposed a communications blackout and security clampdown in divided Kashmir, where people remained holed up in their homes for a fourth day.
'You cannot clampdown on them and it is important for you to recognise our rights as yours was recognised.
The clampdown began in the early hours of Monday when Indian authorities said they were imposing restrictions on public movement and shutting all educational institutions in the main Srinagar city.
Battambang provincial police chief Uch Sokhon said police will continue the clampdown.
Clampdown patrol night and "This in itself would not be an issue, however many of the youths are drinking which leads to antisocial behaviour occurring.
Traffic police yesterday vowed to continue the tough clampdown on violators.