Definitions for clampdownˈklæmpˌdaʊn

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  1. clampdown(noun)

    sudden restriction on an activity


  1. clampdown(Noun)

    A sudden repressive or punitive restriction or control


  1. Clampdown

    "Clampdown" is a single and a song by The Clash from their album London Calling. The song began as an instrumental track called "Working and Waiting". It is sometimes called "Working for the Clampdown" which is the main lyric of the song, and also the title provided on the album's lyric sheet. Its lyrics comment on people who forsake the idealism of youth and urges young people to fight the status quo.


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