Definition of Clampdown

1. Noun. Sudden restriction on an activity.

Generic synonyms: Limitation, Restriction
Derivative terms: Clamp Down



Definition of Clampdown

1. Noun. A sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clampdown

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clampdown

clamourings
clamourous
clamourously
clamourousness
clamours
clamoxyquin
clamoxyquin hydrochloride
clamoxyquine
clamp
clamp connection
clamp down
clamp down on
clamp forceps
clamp stand
clamp stands
clampdown (current term)
clampdowns
clamped
clamper
clampers
clamping
clamplike
clamps
clams
clams up
clamshell
clamshells
clamworm
clamworms
clamydia

Literary usage of Clampdown

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1. World Report 2002: The Events of 2001 by Human Rights Watch (Organization (2002)
"Afghans were viewed as particularly culpable for drug offenses, and thousands were detained and scores executed in an intensified official clampdown on ..."

2. The Culture of Violence by Kumar Rupesinghe (1994)
"A government clampdown on drug traffickers, negotiations with guerrilla groups and paramilitaries, the signing of a new constitution, and the growth of ..."

3. Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2002)
"... greatly increase the numbers (since they've got money and that's what Congress runs on, the number of ships was rising until the summer 2001 clampdown). ..."

4. Central Asia and the World: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan by Michael Mandelbaum (1994)
"... for instance, that previous calls for tightening up militia work in China could often be explained only as part of a more general political clampdown. ..."

5. Europe and America Beyond 2000 by Pierre Hassner, Gregory F. Treverton (1990)
"Gorbachev's sudden clampdown on alcohol was imperious and ill-considered, and so too, some of his critics feel, is his espousal of glasnost. ..."

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