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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
Translations of “bring sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)垮臺…
in Russian свергать…
in Turkish birini alaşağı etmek, birini işinden etmek, yetkisine son vermek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)垮台…
in Polish obalić kogoś/coś…
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