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crackdown

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noun crack·down \-ˌdau̇n\

Simple Definition of crackdown

  • : a serious attempt to punish people for doing something that is not allowed : an increased effort to enforce a law or rule

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of crackdown

  1. :  an act or instance of cracking down

Examples of crackdown in a sentence

  1. Companies that pollute are the target of a new crackdown.



1935

First Known Use of crackdown

1935


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