noun[usually in singular]
- Severe measures to restrict or discourage undesirable or illegal people or behavior: a crackdown on crime and corruptionMore example sentences
- 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.