Bring down - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbrɪŋ ˈdaʊn|
Brit.  |brɪŋ daʊn|

verb

- move something or somebody to a lower position (syn: get down, let down, lower, take down)
- cause the downfall of; of rulers (syn: overthrow, overturn, subvert)
- impose something unpleasant (syn: impose, inflict, visit)
- cause to come to the ground (syn: land, put down)
- cause to be enthusiastic
- cut down on; make a reduction in (syn: cut, cut back, cut down, reduce, trim, trim down)

Extra examples

In American football, you have to try to bring down your opponent.

Shopkeepers have been asked to bring down their prices.

We brought the dealer down to a much lower figure.

The hunter brought down a deer.

The gunners brought down three planes.

At the next vote, we must try to bring down the government.

The youngest son has only brought down trouble on the family.

This ring has been brought down in my family.

We are afraid that Helen will bring Simon down to her own level.

The city council will bring down the new spending plans on Monday.

The government was brought down by the scandal about the Prime Minister's wife.

We have been asked to rewrite the history book, bringing it down to 1980.

When you divide 216 by 4, divide 21 into 4, giving 5 with 1 remaining; then bring down the next figure, 6, and divide this 16 by 4; the answer is 54.

...a great rising of the people was all it took to bring down a regime that imagined that it would endure for a thousand years...

The government hopes these measures will help to bring down inflation.

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