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clampdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈklæmp.daʊn/
a ​suddenaction taken by a ​government or ​people in ​authority to ​stop or ​limit a ​particularactivity: Following the ​militarycoup, there has been a clampdown onpressreporting in the ​capital.
(Definition of clampdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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clampdownnoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈklæmpdaʊn/
an ​action by a ​government or other ​authority to ​stop or ​control an ​illegal or unacceptable ​activity: In the wake of the attacks, a ​temporarysecurity clampdown at border crossings has ​createdmajortraffic jams.a clampdown on sth In a clampdown on ​taxfraud, more than 400,000 ​companies and ​public servants were ​audited last ​year.
(Definition of clampdown from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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