crack down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"crack down" in British English

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crack down

phrasal verb with crack uk   us   /kræk/ verb
C2 to ​startdealing with ​bad or ​illegalbehaviour in a more ​severe way: The ​library is ​cracking down onpeople who ​losetheirbooks.
(Definition of crack down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crack down

phrasal verb with crack  us   /kræk/ verb
to take ​strongaction to ​stop something: The ​lawlimitsengine idling to four ​minutes, but there aren’t enough ​policeofficers to crack down on the ​problem.
(Definition of crack down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crack down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 制裁, 处罚, 打击…
in Turkish sıkı önlemler almak, bastırmak, sindirmek…
in Russian принимать суровые меры…
in Chinese (Traditional) 制裁, 處罰, 打擊…
in Polish wydawać lub wypowiadać walkę…
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