Definition of crackdown in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈkrakdaʊn


[usually in singular]
  • A series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour: a crackdown on car crime
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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.
    clampdown, getting tough, severe/stern measures, repression, suppression, abolition, elimination, eradication, end, stop

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