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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybring down
he/she/itbrings down
present participlebringing down
past tensebrought down
past participlebrought down
  1. 2
    to reduce the rate, level, or amount of something
  2. 3
    to make someone or something move or fall to the ground

    Strong winds brought down power lines across the city.

    He managed to bring the airplane down safely with only one engine.

    Johnson was brought down by a hard tackle six yards from the end zone.

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