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Commonly Confused Words Crack Up vs Crack Down
Crack Up – to laugh a lot; very funny
- The move made me crack up.
- The children make me crack up.
- My mother knows how to crack us up.
- Our teacher loves to tell jokes, and we crack up all the time.
- My brother is always joking around. He likes to make us crack up.
Crack Down – to strictly enforce the rules or laws
- The school is cracking down on drugs.
- The police are staring to crack down on crime.
- The boss said he is going to crack down on people coming late.
- The city needs to crack down on illegal parking.
- The stores want to crack down on theft.