clampdown clampdown  /ˈklæmp ˌdaʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) sudden restriction on an activity

News

  1. Iran: New briefing reveals crackdown on dissent ahead of election

    Iran’s authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country’s presidential election on 14 June, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today. June 11, 2013 International Iran’s authorities have intensified the clampdown on dissidents ahead of the country’s presidential election on 14 June, Amnesty International said in a new briefing published today. The ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Amnesty International

  2. Iran: Repression Of Dissent Intensifies In Run-Up To Presidential Election

    Amnesty International is concerned by evidence that the Iranian authorities are intensifying their clampdown on dissent in the run-up to the country’s next presidential election, due to be held on 14 June 2013. June 11, 2013 AIUSA Amnesty International is concerned by evidence that the Iranian authorities are intensifying their clampdown on dissent in the run-up to the country’s next ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Amnesty International

  3. Sequestration pushing agencies toward shared services

    As much pain as Washington's budget clampdown is causing, it is also encouraging agencies to look harder for ways to economize.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Federal Computer Week

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  1. "The reason why we have this security clampdown in Sydney, the reason why people have been inconvenienced, is because people in the past have practiced and ...... are threatening violence," Howard said this week.
    on Sep 5, 2007 By: John Howard Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "We must sustain the clampdown on underground conspiracies until these are completely mopped up and wiped out," Arroyo said in a statement on Monday.
    on Mar 13, 2006 By: President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "We know recreational fishermen and charter captains typically fish fluke into October. But if we do not shut down now, we risk greatly exceeding our quota and forcing a further clampdown on these businesses and anglers next year," Grannis said.
    on Aug 30, 2007 By: Alexander Pete Grannis Source: ReadMedia (press release)

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