Definition of 'clamp down'
Example sentences containing 'clamp down'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
Mother didn't clamp down on him nearly hard enough if you ask me...' Jo inspected her beer bottle. BEHINDLINGS (2002)I could feel myself lshivering slightly and had to clamp down hard on my teeth to keep them from chattering. DOUBTFUL MOTIVES'One or two still seemed to be functioning, but I know the official party line is to clamp down on religious observances of any sort. THE KEYS OF HELL (2002)
Trends of 'clamp down'
Used Rarely. clamp down is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Definition of clamp down from the Collins English Dictionary
5 unusual words & phrases to upgrade your World Cup 2018 banter
Impress your friends, family and colleagues with this unusual collection of football lingo.
VAR, planebae & a peng sort: July’s Words in the News
Catch up on the latest words in the news this July with Robert Groves.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.