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What do you think of the government crackdown on tax avoidance? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But opponents and human rights agencies say the regime has launched a brutal crackdown in recent months. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Were any of them afraid of a new crackdown after the election? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Earlier this month the site announced a crackdown on the use of copyrighted music. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The move comes amid a general government crackdown on benefit fraud. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The new crackdown will at first be targeted at families who have been evicted for antisocial behaviour. The Sun (2006)City officials have now announced a crackdown on flash mobs. Times, Sunday Times (2009)It would be nice to think the new crackdown will save lives. The Sun (2006)The main opposition parties have yet to commit themselves to the dialogue after hundreds of protesters were arrested during the government crackdown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The federation faces a crackdown from Swiss lawmakers. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Police officers face a crackdown on second jobs after a threefold increase in the numbers taking on extra work in their spare time. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Government promised a crackdown three years ago. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Experts predict about 220,000 people a year will caught by the new crackdown. The Sun (2008)At least 32 people have been killed in the government crackdown. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Thousands of self-employed high earners face a crackdown as part of a new government drive against tax avoidance. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A brutal government crackdown has been taking place there, with civilians caught up in the violence. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The payday loans industry is facing a sixth official crackdown, with the regulator announcing new plans to put its debt collection methods under the microscope. Times, Sunday Times (2014)BANKS and building societies have made more than 1 billion extra profits by introducing higher fees on credit cards to offset an official crackdown on penalty charges. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'crackdown'
British English: crackdown NOUN
A crackdown is strong official action that is taken to punish people who break laws.
...anti-government unrest that ended with the army crackdown.
Definition of crackdown from the Collins English Dictionary
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