January 14, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
crack down /ˈkræk ˈdaʊn/ phrasal verb
crack down
/ˈkræk ˈdaʊn/
phrasal verb
The teacher is known for cracking down on her students.
The teacher is known for cracking down on her students.
Learner's definition of CRACK DOWN

: to start to be strict about punishing people for doing something that is illegal or not allowed : to enforce a law or rule more strictly

  • People have been violating this law for years, and now the government is finally starting to crack down.

— often + on

  • Authorities are cracking down on companies that pollute.

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