crackdown crackdown  /ˈkræk ˌdaʊn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) severely repressive actions

Usage(s):

  1. When the crackdown began, the boy returned from school to find police surrounding his home.
  2. On the day of the crackdown, Chinese Red Cross sources told reporters that 2,600 people died and 10,000 were injured, although the organization later denied it.
  3. The crackdown follows a period of relative lenience, particularly for academics critiquing China's economy and society.

News

  1. Crackdown filling NKorean prisons with defectors

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's prison population has swelled with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Crackdown filling NKorean prisons with defectors - Quincy Herald-Whig | Illinois & Missouri News, Sports

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's prison population has swelled in recent years with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Quincy Herald-Whig

  3. Crackdown filling NKorean prisons with defectors - NBC40.net

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea's prison population has swelled in recent years with those caught fleeing the country under a crackdown on defections by young leader Kim Jong Un, according to defectors living in South Korea and researchers who study Pyongyang's notorious network of labor camps and detention centers.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC40 South Jersey

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Quotes

  1. "Mugabe has started a crackdown," Biti told The Associated Press. "It is quite clear he has unleashed a war."
    on Apr 4, 2006 By: Tendai Biti Source: 940 News

  2. The resolution sponsored by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Beijing to "end its crackdown on nonviolent Tibetan protesters," along with cultural, religious, economic and linguistic "repression."
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Nancy Pelosi Source: USA Today

  3. "We call on the junta to stop the violence," Stanzel said. "The crackdown on the peaceful protesters there is quite barbaric."
    on Sep 28, 2007 By: Scott Stanzel Source: Washington Post

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