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Meaning of BRING DOWN

Pronunciation:  bring dawn

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
  2. [v]  impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
  3. [v]  cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
  4. [v]  cause to be enthusiastic; "Her playing brought down the house"
  5. [v]  move something or somebody to a lower position
  6. [v]  cause to come to the ground; of aircraft
 
 Synonyms: cut, cut back, cut down, get down, impose, inflict, land, let down, lower, overthrow, overturn, put down, reduce, subvert, take down, trim, trim back, trim down, visit
 
 Antonyms: bring up, elevate, get up, lift, raise
 
 See Also: arrive, clamp, come, come down, decrease, deflate, depose, depress, descend, detract, dictate, dip, displace, enthuse, fall, foist, force out, get, give, go down, incline, inflate, intrude, knock off, lessen, minify, move, obtrude, order, prescribe, quench, reef, retrench, revolutionize, set down, shave, shorten, slash, take away, thin, thin out

 

 

Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abase, abash, acquire, be responsible for, beat down, belittle, blow down, blow over, blow to pieces, blow up, bowl down, bowl over, brain, break down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring on, bring upon, bulldog, bulldoze, burn down, burn to death, cast down, chop down, contract, crush, cry down, cut down, cut to pieces, dash down, deal a deathblow, debase, deck, decry, degrade, demean, depreciate, derogate from, detract from, diminish, disapprove of, discredit, disgrace, disintegrate, disparage, down, drop, dump, dump on, fall in with, fall into, fell, fetch down, flatten, floor, frag, gain, get, give the quietus, ground, gun down, hew down, hold in contempt, incinerate, incur, invite, jugulate, knock, knock down, knock over, lapidate, lay level, lay low, lay out, level, lower, make little of, minimize, mow down, pistol, poleax, precipitate, prostrate, pull down, put down, rase, raze, reduce, reflect discredit upon, riddle, run, run down, send headlong, set down, shoot, shoot down, shoot to death, shotgun, silence, slight, smash, speak ill of, spread-eagle, stab to death, steamroller, stone, stone to death, strike dead, submit to indignity, supinate, take down, tear down, throw, throw down, topple, trip, trip up, tumble, vaporize, welcome, whack down
 

 

 

 

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