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crack down

phrasal verb with crack  us   /kræk/ verb
to take strong action to stop something: The law limits engine idling to four minutes, but there aren’t enough police officers to crack down on the problem.
Translations of “crack down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 制裁, 處罰, 打擊…
in Russian принимать суровые меры…
in Turkish sıkı önlemler almak, bastırmak, sindirmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 制裁, 处罚, 打击…
in Polish wydawać lub wypowiadać walkę…
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