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English definition of “bring sb/sth to their knees”

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bring sb/sth to their knees

to destroy or defeat someone or something: The strikes had brought the economy to its knees.
Translations of “bring sb/sth to their knees”
in Chinese (Traditional) 摧毀, 打敗…
in Russian поставить на колени…
in Turkish dize getirmek, perişan etmek, çökertmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 摧毁, 打败…
in Polish rzucić kogoś/coś na kolana…
(Definition of bring sb/sth to their knees from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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