crackdown

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noun crack·down \ˈkrak-ˌdau̇n\

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.

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1935

First Known Use of crackdown

1935


CRACKDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

crackdown

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Definition of crackdown for English Language Learners

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



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