clampdown definition

  • noun:
    • An imposing of constraints or controls: "Advertisers and broadcasters would raise howls of protest against any powerful clampdown” ( Wall Street Journal).
    • a-sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control
    • abrupt limitation on an action.
    • abrupt restriction on an activity
    • An imposing of constraints or controls: "Marketers and broadcasters would boost howls of protest against any strong clampdown” ( Wall Street Journal).
    • an abrupt repressive or punitive restriction or control
    • abrupt limitation on an activity.
    • sudden constraint on an activity
  • verb:
    • repress or suppress (anything seen as unwelcome)
    • repress or suppress (some thing considered unwanted)

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