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crack·down

 (krăk′doun′)
n.
An act or example of forceful regulation, repression, or restraint: a crackdown on crime.

crack•down

(ˈkrækˌdaʊn)

n.
the severe or stern enforcement of laws or regulations.
[1930–35, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.crackdown - severely repressive actions
crushing, quelling, stifling, suppression - forceful prevention; putting down by power or authority; "the suppression of heresy"; "the quelling of the rebellion"; "the stifling of all dissent"

crackdown

noun clampdown, crushing, repression, suppression The government have announced a crackdown on welfare fraud.

crackdown

noun
Sudden punitive action:
Translations
إتّخاذ إجْـراءات صارمَة
přísné opatřenítvrdý zákrok
aktionindgreb
razziaszigorú rendõri intézkedés
단속
prísne opatrenietvrdý zákrok
akcija proti kršiteljem zakona
sıkı önlem

crackdown

[ˈkrækdaʊn] Ncampaña f (on contra) → medidas fpl enérgicas (on contra)

crackdown

[ˈkrækdaʊn] n (= firm action) (on crime)mesures fpl sévères; (on spending)restrictions fpl
a crackdown on sth [+ crime] → la répression f de qch
a crackdown against terrorism → l'action antiterroriste
a government crackdown → des mesures gouvernementales sévères

crackdown

n (inf)scharfes Durchgreifen; to order a crackdown on somethinganordnen, bei etw scharf durchzugreifen

crackdown

[ˈkrækˌdaʊn] nrepressione f

crack

(krӕk) verb
1. to (cause to) break partly without falling to pieces. The window cracked down the middle.
2. to break (open). He cracked the peanuts between his finger and thumb.
3. to make a sudden sharp sound of breaking. The twig cracked as I stepped on it.
4. to make (a joke). He's always cracking jokes.
5. to open (a safe) by illegal means.
6. to solve (a code).
7. to give in to torture or similar pressures. The spy finally cracked under their questioning and told them everything he knew.
noun
1. a split or break. There's a crack in this cup.
2. a narrow opening. The door opened a crack.
3. a sudden sharp sound. the crack of whip.
4. a blow. a crack on the jaw.
5. a joke. He made a crack about my big feet.
6. a very addictive drug. He died of too much crack with alcohol
adjective
expert. a crack racing-driver.
cracked adjective
1. damaged by cracks. a cracked cup.
2. crazy. She must be cracked!
crackdown noun
ˈcracker noun
1. a thin crisp biscuit.
2. a small exploding firework. fire crackers.
3. a decorated paper tube, containing paper hats etc, which gives a loud crack when pulled apart.
ˈcrackers adjective
crazy. You must be crackers to believe that!
crack a book, crack a book
(slang) to open a book in order to read or study. He always gets high marks in his exams although he hardly cracks a textbook.
crack down (on)
to act firmly against. The police have cracked down on drug dealers; to crack down on illegal immigration.
get cracking
to get moving quickly.
have a crack (at)
to have a try at.
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