crackdown

[krak-doun]
noun
the severe or stern enforcement of regulations, laws, etc., as to root out abuses or correct a problem.

Origin:
1930–35, Americanism; noun use of verb phrase crack down

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Example sentences
Every increase in sentences, every law enforcement crackdown means more
  customers and more profit to them.
She attributed the falling rates to a government crackdown on illegal logging.
The committee's action could mark a crackdown on companies that sell genetic
  tests directly to consumers.
The fires and the resulting crackdown can both be read as complex social and
  political reactions to rapid change.
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