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  • n. A person, especially a law enforcement officer, who is particularly effective in thwarting criminal activity and in bringing criminals to justice.

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Examples

  • Layabout playboy by day, string of bank robbery scheme crimebuster dressed in black by night.

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  • He went from being a vaguely scary otherworldly figure to just another crimebuster.

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  • When danger rears its head, this freelance crimebuster doles out ass-whoopings like the President hands out free cheese.

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  • When she came out of prison in 1948, she felt herself the target of any crimebuster who needed to look busy in public.

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  • Earlier on Monday, former crimebuster Leonard Knipe told the

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The city's vivid past gave rise to numerous films about Al Capone and the mob in Chicago, as well as violent television series like "The Untouchables," with crimebuster Eliot Ness engaged in weekly submachine gun battles with the likes of Frank Nitti.

    CNN Transcript Oct 22, 2004

  • While praising the SA Revenue Service for its work as a crimebuster by clamping down increasingly on defaulters, Finance

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • He most likely disapproved of it -- Bobby's crimebuster fervor deeply impressed him.

    American Tabloid

  • Or was he just a hypocritical, self-righteous, white-collar crimebuster who dropped $100,000 at an escort service coincidentally under federal wiretap?

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  • The backflip by Premier John Brumby yesterday - six months out from the election - came after years of insisting Victoria did not need an independent crimebuster.

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