noun[usually in singular]
- A series of severe measures to restrict undesirable or illegal people or behaviour: a crackdown on car crimeMore 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.