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Question 1 of 10
advocate

Idioms for crack

Origin of crack

before 1000; Middle English crak(k)en (v.), crak (noun), Old English cracian to resound; akin to German krachen, Dutch kraken (v.), and German Krach, Dutch krak (noun)

OTHER WORDS FROM crack

crack·a·ble, adjectivecrack·less, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for crack down (1 of 2)

crack down

verb (intr, adverb often foll by on)

to take severe measures (against); become stricter (with)

noun crackdown

severe or repressive measures

British Dictionary definitions for crack down (2 of 2)

crack
/ (kræk) /

verb

noun

adjective

(prenominal) slang first-class; excellenta crack shot

Word Origin for crack

Old English cracian; related to Old High German krahhōn, Dutch kraken, Sanskrit gárjati he roars
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Idioms and Phrases with crack down (1 of 2)

crack down

Act more forcefully to regulate, repress, or restrain. For example, The police cracked down on speeding. [1930s]

Idioms and Phrases with crack down (2 of 2)

crack

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