crack down

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Synonyms for crack down

repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

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Pact has identified drug abuse as one of the major concerns, and we want to assure residents and warn offenders that we are determined to crack down on it.
According to Cheshire Police, the Operation Crack Down raids followed months of intelligence gathering work by officers, coupled with information supplied by members of the community keen to remove drug suppliers from their doorsteps.
What he needs to do is encourage local licensing authorities and magistrates to crack down on the number of town centre booze temples.
ANOTHER PROBLEM WITH THE new anti-rave laws is the effort to crack down on volunteer groups which test ecstasy for purity at raves.
Director Trevor Collings said: "You've got to crack down on kids early.
The basic terms of the Israeli withdrawal - after the PA first crack down on militants - have been repeatedly agreed upon and then ignored over in 2001).
China and Vietnam have agreed to jointly crack down on the trafficking of women and children across their common border, UNICEF announced yesterday.
Russian coast guard commander Konstantin Totsky said 90% of the drugs smuggled into Russia are produced in Afghanistan and criticized the Afghan interim government for failing to crack down on drug trafficking.
We're going to crack down on this and crack down hard.
We've had skimpies for 15 years and 10 other pubs in Kalgoorlie do the same and only now they crack down.
Bill Clinton, a former pot smoker, wants to crack down on cigarettes.
NEW YORK, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Telephone is blocking international calls from selected public phones at Times Square and other locations in midtown Manhattan to help long distance carriers crack down on rampant telephone fraud.
State Controller Steve Westly will announce a major crack down on abusive tax shelter participants that cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars each year.
The Government has made it clear that we will not tolerate tax evasion and we have provided HMRC with the resources to crack down on those who break the rules.
During interrogations Israr revealed that a large number of Afghan refugees are illegally staying in the capital due to which SSP high alerted all police stations immediately and arrested 150 afghan refuges in crack down and started thorough investigation from them.