bring down


  1. To make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.
    The rebel forces are trying to bring down the president and his government.
  2. To reduce
    The latest budget reforms are intended to bring down the level of inflation.
  3. To make something, especially something flying, fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.
    He brought down a pheasant with his first shot of the day.
  4. To cause an opponent to fall after a tackle.
  5. To make someone feel bad emotionally.
    The news of his death brought her down.

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