Definition of crack down on in English:

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crack down on

informal Take severe measures against: we need to crack down hard on workplaces that break safety regulations
More example sentences
  • Sydney police have promised to crack down on all such surreptitious snapping.
  • Labour has taken tough measures to crack down on crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • The Executive has introduced measures through the police bill to crack down on knife culture.
Synonyms
suppress, prevent, stop, put a stop to, put an end to, stamp out, eliminate, eradicate;
clamp down on, get tough on, come down hard on, limit, restrain, restrict, check, keep in check, control, keep under control
See parent entry: crack
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