Meaning of “clamp down on something/someone” in the English Dictionary


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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.

(Definition of “clamp down on something/someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)