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crackdownnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈkræk.daʊn/
C2 a ​situation in which someone ​starts to ​deal with ​bad or ​illegalbehaviour in a more ​severe way: There has been a ​series of ​government crackdowns onsafety in ​factories.

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(Definition of crackdown from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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crackdownnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkrækˌdɑʊn/
an ​action by an ​authority to ​stop something: The ​government is ​calling for a crackdown on ​drivers who ​speed through ​redlights.
(Definition of crackdown from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crackdown”
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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