crack down

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  • IPA(key): /kɹæk ˈdaʊn/
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crack down (third-person singular simple present cracks down, present participle cracking down, simple past and past participle cracked down)

  1. (idiomatic, often with 'on') To take harsh action (against), as when enforcing a law more stringently than before.
    The authorities are trying to crack down on drunk driving during the holidays.

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