stamp down

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.stamp down - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
blink away, blink, wink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
dampen, stifle - smother or suppress; "Stifle your curiosity"
choke back, choke down, choke off - suppress; "He choked down his rage"
silence, still, hush, hush up, quieten, shut up - cause to be quiet or not talk; "Please silence the children in the church!"
burke - get rid of, silence, or suppress; "burke an issue"
silence - keep from expression, for example by threats or pressure; "All dissenters were silenced when the dictator assumed power"
quell, squelch, quench - suppress or crush completely; "squelch any sign of dissent"; "quench a rebellion"
muffle, stifle, strangle, repress, smother - conceal or hide; "smother a yawn"; "muffle one's anger"; "strangle a yawn"
curb, hold in, control, moderate, contain, check, hold - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
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The arrests followed an air freight seizure over the weekend, as the ABF continues to stamp down on criminal syndicates attempting to illegally import tobacco into Australia.
The hashtag #STANDUPTOLOANSHARKs is being used to share information on how to stamp down on loan sharks.
Generators cannot be declared illegal and destroyed, but certain preventive measures should be taken to stamp down the environmental damage.
The council has vowed to stamp down on the practice and recently brought two cases before Halifax magistrates.
Swans boss Garry Monk accused Mitrovic of a "tasty" tackle on his defender Neil Taylor after the former Anderlecht man appeared to stamp down late on Taylor's leg.
Dicko, however, is relishing the opportunity to face the league's fellow big boys early doors in order to stamp down their authority in the division.
There will always be fuel laundering of some form or another but we're convinced this will help us stamp down on it massively.
The police need to stamp down on these bike riders and start removing inconsiderate people from our roads.
He pledged this week to stand up to "vested interests", to ensure hard work was rewarded and to stamp down on tax avoidance by the very wealthy.
We are a young, hungry squad that are looking to put our stamp down not just in the Premier League but European football as well.
He is a brilliant player, he is exciting and the authorities need to stamp down on it, whether that can happen now.
Secondly, he spooked the market by threatening a price freeze and the energy companies in a knee-jerk, cartel-like action, raised their prices quicker than a Russian soldier guarding Lenin's Tomb in the Kremlin Wall could stamp down his foot.