Definition of reduce to /to doing phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

reduce to /to doing

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

reduce somebody/something (from something) to something/to doing something

[usually passive]
 
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to force someone or something into a particular state or condition, usually a worse one a beautiful building reduced to rubble She was reduced to tears by their criticisms. They were reduced to begging in the streets.