Definition of bring down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


bring down

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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1to make somebody lose power or be defeated The scandal may bring down the government.
  2. 2(in sports) to make somebody fall over He was brought down in the penalty area.
  1. 1  to reduce something We aim to bring down prices on all our computers.
  2. 2to land an aircraft The pilot managed to bring the plane down in a field.
  3. 3to make an aircraft fall out of the sky Twelve enemy fighters had been brought down.
  4. 4to make an animal or a bird fall down or fall out of the sky by killing or wounding it He brought down the bear with a single shot.
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