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"crackdown" in British English

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

"crackdown" in American English

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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 red lights.

(Definition of “crackdown” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)