Meaning of “pull sth down” in the English Dictionary

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"pull sth down" in British English

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pull sth down

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us /pʊl/ verb

B2 to destroy a building:

They pulled down the warehouse to build a new supermarket.

More examples

  • The old bingo hall has been pulled down.
  • Most of the old buildings were pulled down to make room for the new shopping centre.
  • Protestors took to the streets and pulled down a statue of the country's former leader.
  • The old corn exchange is going to be pulled down.
  • My old college was pulled down years ago.

(Definition of “pull sth down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pull sth down" in Business English

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pull sth down

phrasal verb with pull uk /pʊl/ us verb [ T ]

to make a figure or an amount lower:

pull down the cost/price/value of sth Lower clothing prices will pull down the cost of the family shopping basket.

(Definition of “pull sth down” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)