from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An imposing of restrictions or controls: "Advertisers and broadcasters would raise howls of protest against any strong clampdown” ( Wall Street Journal).
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- n. A sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. sudden restriction on an activity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
- n. sudden restriction on an activity
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Now that's what you call a clampdown on free expression.
I do not have an answer for this problem, except to note that it emphasizes the need for a comprehensive early warning system which will tell the regulator that an early clampdown is needed.
The terror attacks did heighten security in the capital, but Norwegian officials have sought to allay fears over more attacks or any longer-term clampdown.
Other groups fear any long-term clampdown will consign countless children to lives in institutions or on the street, rather than in the loving homes of adoptive parents.
Vitit Muntarbhorn said North Korea's regime stopped small-scale farming and closed local markets last year as part of a long-term clampdown on the agricultural sector.
Other groups fear any long-term clampdown will hurt future adoption efforts.
In 2007, Mr Freeman had said that the American and European posturing on the issue of Tibet would lead to a long term clampdown by the Chinese.
The clampdown is a testament to the loyalty the Clintons inspire and the intensely genuine affection many feel for Chelsea, as well as an acknowledgement, for some, that banishment from the circle would be the assumed punishment.
Operation Restore Order has led to the arrest of nearly 10,000 people, mostly street vendors, in what authorities have described as a clampdown on crime in the city of more than two million people.
Another possible rationale for the clampdown was the scheduled release Friday of the WikiLeaks Egypt cables and fears, perhaps, the information would further fuel demonstrations.