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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theydrag down
he/she/itdrags down
present participledragging down
past tensedragged down
past participledragged down
  1. 1
    to cause someone's social position or standards of behaviour to become worse, so that other people lose respect for them

    If you're not careful he'll end up dragging you down with him.

    Don't let yourself be dragged down to his level.

  2. 2
    to make someone feel unhappy or less hopeful

    I don't mean to drag you down with all my problems.

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