bring sb down


bring sb down
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UK US bring sb/sth down
Phrasal Verb with bring({{}}/brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
to make someone lose their position of power, or to make something end: »

This scandal could bring down the government.

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Another drop in prices could bring down the entire company.

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UK US bring sth down
Phrasal Verb with bring({{}}/brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
to reduce the level of something: »

They've really brought down the price of laptops recently.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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