Definition of Clamp down
1. Verb. Repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable). "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"
Generic synonyms: Bound, Confine, Limit, Restrain, Restrict, Throttle, Trammel
Derivative terms: Clampdown, Crackdown
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Literary usage of Clamp down
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1. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1844)
"When the regular session of the Congress closed last summer, one of the items left on the calendar for debate was whether to clamp down an embargo on war ..."
2. Laboratory Equipment for Psychological Experiments by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"These screws clamp down the ends of the wires. If the free ends of the screws are split ... The cups are used to clamp down the supply wires, and screw FIG. ..."
3. The Locomotive Up to Date by Charles McShane (1920)
"Old or New when Laid Off. Set the shoe or the wedge by the pop marks on the outside, using a surface gage or hermaphrodites, and clamp down solidly to the ..."
4. Jig and Fixture Design: A Treatise Covering the Principles of Jig and by Franklin Day Jones (1920)
"... when the cover is held in place by the screw C. The clamping is effected by means of the screw in the cover which forces the clamp down on the work. ..."
5. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1920)
"Slide each clamp down at far as it will go (fig 1), then tighten nut sufficiently to hold clamp in that position. The socket wrench supplied may be operated ..."
6. The Practical Dentist (1890)
""Sometimes I use cocaine upon the gums and afterwards put the clamp down upon the edge of the gum and hold it there. I use cocaine until I overcome the ..."