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tamp something down

to pat or pack something down. Tamp the soil down over the seeds after you plant them. Please tamp down the soil firmly.
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NCA is following it [Prop 65] very closely and taking every opportunity to work with the governors office in California, the legislature and the state health agencies to try to help to tamp down the impact of the law," said Joseph DeRupo, director, external relations and communications, NCA.
Boehner scrambled to tamp down fury, quickly announcing a two-part vote.
STOMP: At halftime, spectators are invited onto the field for "divot stomping," to tamp down the chunks of turf kicked up by the horses.
More recently, though, as Turkey finds itself in a not-unexpected shooting war with Syria, the administration has tried hard to tamp down Turkish expectations of American support, the report said.
President Barack Obama also tried to tamp down speculation about Israel's intentions early this week.
I don't know what the Gruut is doing for the beer, but it does seem to tamp down the sweetness, and give it balance.
In an effort to tamp down on unauthorized, revenue-draining reproduction, the report is distributed to subscribers as a hard copy; production-specific findings for an individual client's shows also are included.
Chinese service sector firms also continued to grow in December even as the government announced a series of measures to tamp down rising inflation.
The review will gauge whether Obama's 30,000-troop surge, ordered a year ago, is working to tamp down the stubborn insurgency and train Afghans to take control of their own security.
This weekend's semi-annual meetings of the IMF and World Bank -- and a Friday night session of Group of Seven finance chiefs -- are expected to provide a forum for intense discussions about efforts to persuade China to let its currency rise and tamp down pressures for other emerging countries to control capital flows.
Al-Hariri, speaking at a conference of his Future Movement party on Saturday, tried to tamp down fears that Hezbollah's announcement will spark sectarian violence in Lebanon.
The purchases by China, the world's second-largest corn consumer after the United States, come at a time when Beijing has been selling reserves to tamp down rising prices.
Reporters there run roughshod over President Yoweri Moseveni's attempts to tamp down their reports of massive human rights violations, but he remains at the helm, as he has since 1986.
But she warned that, eventually, troops would also be needed to tamp down the insurgency in other parts of the country.
lt;p>The project using Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS) was initially expected to cost $300 million over five years, but it's saving the company money by allowing it to tamp down data center growth and avoid capital equipment outlays, said Christopher Crowhurst, vice president of architecture at the Thomson Reuters Professional Division in New York.