crack down

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Synonyms for crack down

repress or suppress (something regarded as undesirable)

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Additional Assistant Commissioner Tahir Ali along with TMA officer Waqas and ASI Arab Jan, has carried out crack down operation against illegal cattle markets, mainly in Muhammad Zai, Zawaki Banda, Mian Garhai, Nusrat Khel, Chakarkote, and Kacha Pakha areas of Kohat illegal cattle markets were ended, said a press release issued here.
The committee has been working to crack down on forest crimes nationwide.
According to the police source, the crack down against drug pushers were launched on the special directives of City Police Officer Dr Moin Masood ,led by DSP civil lines Ehsan Ullah Shad .
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"Each of Facebook's users is, therefore, an employee and we will be forced to crack down on them."
The New Zealand central bank governor has said that the apex bank will crack down on the nation's bank boards.
MULTAN -- Police have arrested 106 motorcyclists for doing wheelie and other traffic rules violation during a crack down against them.
If you can crack down on us, we can crack down on you.
Summary: 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.
Other than cracking down on these dubious NGOs, intelligence agencies are now focussing to crack down on the donors who are using these organisations for money laundering.
TWO suspected bike thieves have been arrested as police continue to crack down on the crime in South Tyneside.
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.