bring down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive]
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

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

    Johnson was brought down by an aggressive tackle just a few feet from the goal.

See also main entry: bring