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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “clampdown”

clampdown

noun [C]     /ˈklæmp.daʊn/
a sudden action taken by a government or people in authority to stop or limit a particular activity
取缔;严禁;强行限制;压制
Following the military coup, there has been a clampdown on press reporting in the capital.
军事政变后,首都的新闻报道受到了严格限制。
Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
(Definition of clampdown noun from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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