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crack down

phrasal verb with crack uk   us   /kræk/ verb
C2 to start dealing with bad or illegal behaviour in a more severe way: The library is cracking down on people who lose their books.
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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