bring sb down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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bring sb down

phrasal verb with bring uk   us   /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (brought, brought)
to ​cause someone in a ​position of ​power to ​losetheirjob: This ​scandal could ​bring down the country's ​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.
(Definition of bring sb down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bring sb down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)垮台…
in Turkish birini alaşağı etmek, birini işinden etmek, yetkisine son vermek…
in Russian свергать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)垮臺…
in Polish obalić kogoś/coś…
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