Definition of 'clampdown'
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The gambling industry is tipped as ripe for a wave of consolidation amid the threat of a regulatory clampdown. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yet a regulatory clampdown appears inevitable. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The clampdown and new figures will be formally announced to MPs today. The Sun (2011)Stiff individual taxation comes amid a clampdown on tax avoidance, wealthy individuals and multinational corporations. Times, Sunday Times (2014)We need a clampdown from the Government with stern penalties. The Sun (2008)The Belgian capital remained paralysed last night by a security clampdown. The Sun (2016)It is expected that the improved news on Reits will coincide with a clampdown on tax avoidance in offshore unit trusts. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Apple announced a clampdown on these practices yesterday, but not before damage had been done to its reputation on privacy. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So we welcome the Government clampdown. The Sun (2011)Police uncovered a plot to blow up Heathrow flights by taking liquid explosives on to an aircraft and this prompted a security clampdown. Times, Sunday Times (2010)TOP British athletes face being grilled by police in a new clampdown on drug cheats. The Sun (2009)That was despite closing after a government US operations clampdown online gaming. The Sun (2007)As part of the security clampdown, about 80 residential roads were closed last night and will not reopen until tomorrow morning. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The Chancellor made much of his clampdown on tax avoidance but, it is doubtful the outcome will live up to the hype. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This will stoke fears in the City that the government is plotting a new clampdown on bank profits ahead of next year's general election. Times, Sunday Times (2009)In Geneva, the hope is that it can head off a regulatory clampdown by convincing the world that it is a force for good. Times, Sunday Times (2013)IN winning the public vote with this clampdown, the government has also come up with a solution that should still impress the City. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'clampdown'
British English: clampdown NOUN
A clampdown is a sudden restriction on a particular activity by a government or other authority.
Voting was held under a tight security clampdown across the country.
Definition of clampdown from the Collins English Dictionary
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