Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An imposing of restrictions or controls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun sudden restriction on an activity.

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  • noun A sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)
  • noun sudden restriction on an activity

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Now that's what you call a clampdown on free expression.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.

    Different Drummers

  • 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.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Other groups fear any long-term clampdown will hurt future adoption efforts.

    CBS 2 - KCAL 9 - Los Angeles - Southern California - LA Breaking News, Weather, Traffic, Sports

  • Other groups fear any long-term clampdown will hurt future adoption efforts.

    cbs4denver.com

  • 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.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • 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.

    The News Tribune Blogs

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    daytondailynews.com - News

  • 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.

    The Seattle Times

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