“Crack” in the news

Example collocations

crack cocaine
crack down

Publications and example sentences

Malay Mail
· Online child sex abuse cases triple under lockdown in Philippines  
Yet the crime is tough to crack because abuse often involves family members or friends, according to officials and activists.  Copy example sentence
The Age
· China's currency could trigger a new flashpoint in the growing cold war with the US  
The administration has had some other China-related priorities and distractions, notably another crack down on China’s technology companies, the prohibition on a plan by the pension fund to invest against an index that includes Chinese companies, the decision to force audits on Chinese company listed in the US and, of course, the US response to China’s decision to impose security laws on Hong Kong.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· Aggressive Police Tactics During Protests Are Under Scrutiny  
In Baltimore, she said, the police gave people more space to protest for longer before cracking down on unrest, resulting in a more favorable view of the police and a better understanding of the challenges they face.  Copy example sentence
· Mayor Bill de Blasio’s defense of the NYPD’s handling of protests revives old tensions  
Many criminal justice reform advocates denounced the pick for Bratton’s association with “broken windows” policing, a theory that cracking down on small crimes prevents larger ones.  Copy example sentence
The New York Times
· What Is Antifa? Trump Wants to Declare It a Terror Group  
Militancy on the left can “become a justification for those in power and allies on the right to crack down,” Professor Ben-Ghiat said.  Copy example sentence
The China Post
· Herbert Stempel, TV quiz show whistleblower, dies at 93  
“And my wife, Ethel, is a very feisty woman, and she said, ‘Step aside, Herb, I want to take a crack at him.’”  Copy example sentence
Seeking Alpha
· Advance Auto Parts Is On The Right Track  
We started seeing cracks in revenue growth starting in 2016.  Copy example sentence
The Guardian
· The inequalities exposed by this pandemic are about to get even worse  
Lockdown showed us the cracks that separate a privileged few from the majority.  Copy example sentence
The Atlantic
· ‘Panic Is Not a Christian Virtue’  
But leaders have been reluctant to allow religious gatherings; last week, Lightfoot said Trump’s call to open churches was “dangerous and foolish.” In May, the city cracked down on noncompliant congregations: Metro Praise International was fined and threatened with more severe penalties.  Copy example sentence
The China Post
· French Quarter sans tourists: ‘An old neighborhood again’  
Pellerin, witness to years of legal and political battles over noise ordinances and other quality of life issues, said she had seen signs of progress before the shutdowns, including a move by the city to crack down on short-term vacation rentals.  Copy example sentence