What does clampdown mean?

Definitions for clampdownˈklæmpˌdaʊn

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word clampdown.

Princeton's WordNet

  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of clampdown in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of clampdown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq:

    The government of India cannot continue to deal with Kashmir with a clampdown.

  2. Amnesty International Bahrain campaigner:

    Preventing human rights defenders, journalists and former prisoners of conscience from leaving their own country is just one of a long list of repressive tactics the Bahraini authorities have sought to punish and muzzle its critics in recent weeks, bahrain has entered a deeply worrying new phase of clampdown on human rights, instilling fear on civil society.

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