Meaning of “clampdown” in the English Dictionary


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clampdownnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk /ˈklæmpdaʊn/ us

an action by a government or other authority to stop or control an illegal or unacceptable activity:

In the wake of the attacks, a temporary security clampdown at border crossings has created major traffic jams.
a clampdown on sth In a clampdown on tax fraud, more than 400,000 companies and public servants were audited last year.

(Definition of “clampdown” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)