What does crackdown mean?

Definitions for crackdownˈkrækˌdaʊn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crackdown(noun)

    severely repressive actions


  1. crackdown(Noun)

    Abruptly stern measures or disciplinary action; increased enforcement

  2. Origin: Noun use of the verb “to crack down”


  1. Crackdown

    Crackdown is an open world, third-person shooter video game for the Xbox 360. It was released in North America on February 20, 2007, and worldwide by February 23, 2007. Crackdown was developed by Realtime Worlds, and distributed by Microsoft Game Studios. It was conceived by Realtime Worlds' founder, David Jones, who also created Grand Theft Auto and Lemmings. Its sequel, Crackdown 2, was released in July 2010. Set in the fictional Pacific City, the player controls a biologically enhanced Agent, tasked with defeating three crime lords and their organized crime syndicates. The Agent's abilities improve by defeating both crime lords and their supporters, as well as by completing optional activities, such as street races and scavenger hunts. The gameplay is nonlinear: instead of following a rigid mission sequence, players are free to select the approach to completing their missions and activities. The game features a two-player cooperative play mode via Xbox Live. Crackdown, initially planned for release on the original Xbox console, was envisioned as a vast world in which players could experiment and explore freely. Microsoft Game Studios bundled specifically marked copies of Crackdown with an access code to the multiplayer test version of the much-anticipated Halo 3 Beta. The game sold 1.5 million copies in its first six months of release. It received positive reviews and has garnered several awards for its innovative gameplay.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of crackdown in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of crackdown in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    This week I am announcing a detailed plan to crackdown on these expenses.

  2. Chen Huihai:

    The crackdown last year was the toughest in history, 2015 is going to be even tougher.

  3. Human Rights Watch:

    Saudi authorities are ramping up their crackdown on people who peacefully criticize the government on the Internet.

  4. Mustafa Akyol:

    This coup changes everything. The country is in a very tense mood. The ferociousness of the crackdown is a big worry.

  5. Jusuf Kalla:

    These boats never departed to Thailand due the crackdown (on migrants landing there), but have been unable to land (elsewhere).

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