What does clamp down mean?

Definitions for clamp down

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clamp down.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. clamp down, crack down(verb)

    repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

    "The police clamped down on illegal drugs"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamp down in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clamp down in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sheryl Ross:

    The sooner you deliver the placenta, the sooner the uterus will clamp down and there will be less of a concern.

  2. James Jacobs:

    I’m skeptical on the ability to clamp down on guns. That horse has already left the stable, most people who are highly dangerous don’t go to a legal gun dealer. They go on the internet or the black market or just get someone else to buy a gun for them.

  3. Steven Howard:

    The thing begins to fire, and it begins to jump and buck all over the place, your first human instinct is for your hands to clamp down, and you clamp down on the trigger, and if the thing has a 32-round magazine ... it starts spraying all over and people get killed.

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