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    bring down

    bring down - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bring down

    Definition
    (verb) move something or somebody to a lower position
    Synonyms : get down , let down , lower , take down
    Example Sentence
    • take down the vase from the shelf
    Definition
    (verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
    Synonyms : overthrow , overturn , subvert
    Example Sentence
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class
    Definition
    (verb) impose something unpleasant
    Synonyms : impose , inflict , visit
    Example Sentence
    • The principal visited his rage on the students
    Definition
    (verb) cause to come to the ground
    Synonyms : land , put down
    Example Sentence
    • the pilot managed to land the airplane safely
    Definition
    (verb) cause to be enthusiastic
    Example Sentence
    • Her playing brought down the house
    Definition
    (verb) cut down on; make a reduction in
    Example Sentence
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
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