Definitions

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  • v. To make a legitimate rulership lose their position of power.
  • v. To reduce
  • v. To make something, especially something flying, fall to the ground. Usually by firing a weapon of some kind.
  • v. To cause an opponent to fall after a tackle.
  • v. To make someone feel bad emotionally.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. move something or somebody to a lower position
  • v. cause to come to the ground
  • v. cause to be enthusiastic
  • v. cut down on; make a reduction in
  • v. cause the downfall of; of rulers
  • v. impose something unpleasant

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Examples

  • Adopting a lower-sodium diet will not only bring down blood pressure, but will also reduce symptoms of heart disease like shortness of breath or swelling.

    The Flex Diet

  • Alva Jane, would you help me bring down the new embroidered linen from the bedroom?

    Keep Sweet

  • At the beginning of the uprising when we chanted, 'the people want to bring down the regime,' we did not mean President Assad, but the security agencies that interfere in everything from a marriage certificate to the opening of a shop, said Idilbi, who is based in Beirut.

    Arab Spring hardening into summer of stalemates

  • Hydrogen-peroxide-based bombs would again be the signature of a cell of British Pakistanis trained by al-Qaeda who plotted to bring down seven passenger jets flying to the United States and Canada from Britain during the summer of 2006.

    The Longest War

  • It was also PETN that Richard Reid, the al-Qaeda recruit who tried to bring down the American Airlines flight from Paris to Miami, had used in his shoe bomb almost exactly eight years before the attempt to bring down the Northwest flight.

    The Longest War

  • The first such tactic is the use of a surface-to-air missile or bomb to bring down a commercial jetliner.

    The Longest War

  • This was where family members came to bring food or flowers or light incense for their loved ones, Benkong explained, scooping up a bunch of bananas someone had left to bring down to the kitchen.

    The Truth About Grief

  • “Harty-Tarty” threatened to resign and bring down the government.50

    Three Empires on the Nile

  • “It takes four days, on average, for the San Bushmen of the Kalahari to bring down a giraffe,” the angel is telling him.

    Deeper

  • Maybe the Japanese eventually bring down Yuichi Miwa, maybe not.

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