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Origin of crackdown
Words nearby crackdown
Example sentences from the Web for crackdown
A crackdown on a Tiananmen scale is on many minds, even if no one has the foggiest idea what Beijing is planning.
In total, nine infants have reportedly seized by the military in the crackdown.
“It dealt with the consequences of the Green Movement crackdown and how it affected the lives of a family,” said Panahi.
Particular bars and nightclubs are earmarked as gay-friendly despite the crackdown, members told The Daily Beast.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood|Bel Trew|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Miriam recalls her last conversation with her brother being about him trying to help members of his group escape the crackdown.
Then there was a crackdown on Catholics, with houses being searched for hiding places for priests.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
British Dictionary definitions for crackdown
verb (intr, adverb often foll by on)
Idioms and Phrases with crackdown
Act more forcefully to regulate, repress, or restrain. For example, The police cracked down on speeding. [1930s]