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English definition of “bring down someone”

bring down someone

(MAKE POWERLESS) phrasal verb with bring    /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (past tense and past participle brought  /brɔt/)
to cause someone to lose power : An economic crisis could bring down the government .
(Definition of bring down someone (MAKE POWERLESS) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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