clamp down

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Synonyms for clamp down

repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

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Trading standards officers will have sweeping powers to clamp down on rogue traders through the government's amendments to the 1973 Fair Trading Act.
People living in the ward have been battling for more than 18 months to get an extra byelaw to clamp down on the clubs and promoters that plaster walls in the area.
Earlier that day he'd held a meeting with club members to clamp down on late-night drinking.
But why clamp down on those foreigners who only want to see Mickey Mouse, or chill on a Florida beach or stroll in Central Park?
The Government vowed to clamp down on the loophole in legislation being brought in next week.
Roy Paul, regional fraud operations manager for the Department of Work and Pensions, said: ``We are determined to clamp down on this type of fraud.''
Summary: MPs call on City watchdog to clamp down on charges for people who fall behind with their mortgages.
News of the clamp down comes as the government looks at plans to allow traffic wardens to impose on-the-spot fines on people who drop gum.
DERBY coach John Trewick is urging referees to clamp down on goalkeepers jumping off their line when facing penalties.
1993: Two hundred police officers armed with machine guns were on full scale alert as part of the pounds 500,000 security clamp down for the Battle of the Atlantic commemorations.
GARDAI in the west of Ireland want discos to close earlier as part of their clamp down on late-night drinking.
Perlas Spikers clamp down on Kat, Titans !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - August 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Ranged against a tall, young squad boasting of one of the league's leading hitters, BanKo-Perlas did the next best thing to slow down Choco Mucho and post its first back-to-back victories in the Premier Volleyball League Season 3 Open Conference clamp down on Kat Tolentino.
And the Kennel Club - the largest organisation in the UK devoted to dog health, welfare and training - is calling for more collaboration to clamp down on puppy farmers.
Phnom Penh municipal police chief and deputy National Police chief Sar Thet ordered all district police chiefs in the capital on Thursday to clamp down on the use of exhaust pipes that have been modified to make a loud noise.