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crack down on

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of crack down

  1. to put a stop to (something) by the use of force the government cracked down on political demonstrations with unprecedented brutality Synonyms of crack down on clamp down (on), quell (on), crush, put down, quash, repress, silence, slap down, snuff (out), squash, squelch, subdue, suppressWords Related to crack down on douse (also dowse), extinguish, put out, quench; smother, stifle, strangle, throttle; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, destroy, devastate, nuke, rub out, ruin, smash, waste, wreck; exterminate, obliterate, wipe out; conquer, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subjugate, vanquishNear Antonyms of crack down on abet, aid, assist, back, help, prop up, support; foment, incite, instigate, provoke, stir, whip (up); advance, cultivate, encourage, forward, foster, further, nourish, nurture, promote



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