Crackdown - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkrækdaʊn|  American pronunciation of the word crackdown
Brit.  |ˈkrakdaʊn|  British pronunciation of the word crackdown

noun

- severely repressive actions

Examples

Companies that pollute are the target of a new crackdown.

The crime crackdown is an attempt to divert attention from social problems.

12,000 motorists were stopped for speeding in the police crackdown.

Word forms

noun
singular: crackdown
plural: crackdowns
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