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English definition of “pull sb down”

pull sb down

UK old-fashioned
verb uk phrasal verb with pull   /pʊl/ us  
If an illness or a difficult situation or experience pulls you down, it makes you feel unhappy or physically weak: That virus she had two months ago really pulled her down - she still hasn't fully recovered.
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