clamp

(redirected from clamping down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to clamping down: To dispose of, followed up

clamp

 [klamp]
a surgical device for compressing a part or structure.

clamp

(klamp),
1. An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure. Compare: forceps.
2. An enzyme, antigen, or other protein that closes circumferentially around the DNA to induce conformational change.
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

Surgery A surgical device that closes an opened channel. See Clark clamp, Koala vascular, Tension clamp.

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument for compression of a structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]

clamp

(klamp)
An instrument used to compress or hold in a place a bodily structure.
Compare: forceps
[M.E., fr. Middle D. klampe]
References in periodicals archive ?
Speaking at the meeting, Anglesey PCSO Mike Jones said would be clamping down on poor and illegal parking on double yellow lines and near junctions, especially on Millbank, Holborn Road and Kingsland Road.
Traders are reportedly leaving Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) as the bank is clamping down on bad trading behaviour.
spo HB Instead of clamping down on their lending, they farmed out a review to accountant KPMG - HBOS's own auditor - and gave the all-clear.
"It is something that Uefa are clamping down on and I'm sure in 10 years time you won't see any contact at all in football."
The crunch will come when EU leaders meet with their international counterparts, in Pittsburgh on 24 and 25 September, as unilaterally clamping down on bonuses could send talent fleeing from Europe.
POLICE are clamping down on underage drinking following incidents of anti-social behaviour involving youngsters.
The second target, clamping down on private hire car drivers who ply for trade without having been pre-booked, will not be quite so popular an initiative.
WELL done to councils who are clamping down on litter louts etc.
The government is clamping down on people who are taking advantage of a loophole by bumping up the value of their fixtures and fittings and set the price for the house below the stamp duty threshold.
Due to the fact that there is such scope for manipulation of profits, tax authorities are clamping down.