Definition of crime-fighting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrīmˌfīdiNG/


The action of working to reduce the incidence of crime.
Example sentences
  • Research had shown that street-level police culture rested on an action and crime-fighting orientation.
  • Smaller communities could lose out on crime-fighting cash if police forces are merged in our region, MPs warned today.
  • Colchester police want to establish crime-fighting business watches in the borough.



Pronunciation: /ˈkrīmˌfīdər/
Example sentences
  • Yes, but none of the previous artists were assisted by a suave TV crime-fighter driving a car with a mind of its own.
  • It was clear that the crime-fighters keep abreast (so to speak) of technology.
  • The campaign has been so successful in its first six months that neighbouring crime-fighters are joining the scheme.

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Syllabification: crime-fight·ing

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