Definition of crackdown in English:


Syllabification: crack·down
Pronunciation: /ˈkrakˌdoun


[usually in singular]
  • Severe measures to restrict or discourage undesirable or illegal people or behavior: a crackdown on crime and corruption
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    • Walsh said that the rise could be attributed in part to a Garda crackdown on juvenile antisocial behaviour.
    • Police are hailing raids as part of a national crackdown on illegal drugs a success.
    • Police have issued their first fines as part of a crackdown on illegal parking in Accrington.

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