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Clamp down   /klæmp daʊn/   Listen
Clamp down

Repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable).  Synonym: crack down.

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"Clamp down" Quotes from Famous Books

... 'cause the jaws of that vise ain't goin' to clamp down. Bein' somewhat interested in a run for your life you haven't noticed how dark it's gettin' up here on the heights an' how hard it's snowin'. It's comin' down a lot thicker than it was when ...
— The Guns of Shiloh • Joseph A. Altsheler

Words linked to "Clamp down" :   confine, trammel, restrain, throttle, clampdown, bound, limit, restrict

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