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Meaning of "clamp down on something/someone" - American English Dictionary

clamp down on something/someone

phrasal verb with clamp  us   /klæmp/ verb [T always + adv/prep]
to stop or limit an activity or the people doing it, esp. a bad or illegal activity: Stores use electronic devices to clamp down on theft.
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