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English definition of “bring sb down”

bring sb down

phrasal verb with bring     /brɪŋ/ verb [T] (past tense and past participle brought)
to cause someone in a position of power to lose their job: This scandal could bring down the government.Taking action against people in power
(Definition of bring sb down from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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