crack down

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Synonyms for crack down

repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

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Rogue landlords have been put on notice as government has announced today (28 December 2017) a raft of new measures to crack down on bad practices, stamp out overcrowding and improve standards for those renting in the private sector.
The force also sealed three illegal clinics of quacks during the crack down.
According to official sources, police launched a crack down against motorcyclists involved in doing wheelie and other traffic rules' violations.
BEIRUT: Health Minister Wael Abu Faour called on relevant ministries Monday to crack down on the sale of what he described as an illegal and dangerous type of tobacco in the Lebanese market.
Now in a first for the county, Wrexham council want to put a Public Space Protection Order on them so police and council officers can move swiftly to crack down on any problems.
Shadow chancellor, Ed Balls, said that the Labour party would crack down on systematic tax evasion.
13 ( ANI ): China is set to crack down on agencies and websites that broker marriages between Chinese and foreigners.
Earlier this year the kingdom began to crack down on the many foreign workers who have violated their visa terms with surprise inspections on streets and in company offices.
Saudi crack down on businesses run by foreigners The government of Saudi Arabia is cracking down on illegal "cover-up" businesses which are nominally registered to Saudi Arabian owners but in practice, owned and operated by foreigners.
5m of funding to help local authorities crack down on social housing fraud.
Each year, the Government say they will crack down on this amoral bonus culture yet the greed goes on unabated.
Exchequer Secretary David Gauke said Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs would be given more powers to crack down on tax dodgers.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has dismissed the country's intelligence chief and the governor of North Sinai following a military operation designed to crack down on suspected Islamic militants in the region Wednesday.
The Welsh Government is looking to crack down on bad practice at puppy farms, including the compulsory micro-chipping of all dogs.
Lt Col Al Darmaki said that RAK Police have also intensified an inspection campaign across the emirate to crack down on commercial outlets involved in the illegal sale of firecrackers, which people tend to buy for Eid celebrations.