bring down

  1. cause to come to the ground
    the pilot managed to land the airplane safely
  2. move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down the vase from the shelf
  3. cause to be enthusiastic
    Her playing brought down the house
  4. cause the downfall of; of rulers
    subvert the ruling class
    The Czar was overthrown
  5. impose something unpleasant
    The principal visited his rage on the students
  6. cut down on; make a reduction in
    reduce your daily fat intake
    The employer wants to cut back health benefits
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How To Use bring down In A Sentence

  • They have no hope, merely a mindless shriek of hatred they believe might bring down destruction on all so they can scavage the corpses. Obama Discusses Wright Controversy In New Web Video
  • Antihistamines and calamine lotion can be used to bring down swelling and ease itching.
  • The intolerant citizens have called for a nation-wide general strike to bring down the deep-rooted stratocracy in Burma, due to the junta\'s insistence of barring the Lady to participate in the country\'s political reform process. ' Burma Question - sill a matter of regional concern
  • The cuts, effective from Wednesday, will bring down the rediscount rate to a record low 2.75% from 3.25%.
  • Did you applaud the hauliers and farmers and gleefully hope that their muscle would bring down the cost of fuel?
  • After a coupla days down here in Melbooring this week, I suggest leaving the boardies behind and bring down the possum fur jacket… Cheeseburger Gothic » We’re thinking Longrain for Thursday in Melbourne.
  • Not for a generation has Britain faced industrial militancy intended to bring down an elected government. Times, Sunday Times
  • We sat out the war, which helped bring down the Soviet Union, in Karaganda, far from the fighting. Afghanistan's Struggle Has Wide Resonance
  • Mrs. Blower, knows how to bring down that robust health, which is a very alarming state of the frame when it is considered secundum artem. Saint Ronan's Well
  • And he worries that duff commercial property loans will bring down more small and medium-sized banks. Times, Sunday Times
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