crackdown definition

  • noun:
    • An act or exemplory instance of powerful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.
    • suddenly stern measures or disciplinary action; increased administration
    • seriously repressive activities
    • An act or example of powerful regulation, repression, or discipline: a crackdown on criminal activity.
    • Abruptly stern steps or disciplinary activity; increased enforcement
    • seriously repressive actions

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