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English definition of “bring sb down”

bring sb down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bring   /brɪŋ/ (brought, brought) us  
to cause someone in a position of power to lose their job: This scandal could bring down the government.
to cause someone to fall down by pushing or kicking the person when they are moving: Suarez was awarded a penalty when Olsson brought him down in the box.
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