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English definition of “drag sb down”

drag sb down

UK phrasal verb with drag     /dræɡ/ verb (-gg-)
If an unpleasant situation drags someone down, it makes them feel unhappy or ill: All that stress at work had begun to drag him down.Making people sad, shocked and upset
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