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Meaning of “reduce sb to sth/doing sth” - Learner’s Dictionary

reduce sb to sth/doing sth

phrasal verb with reduce     /rɪˈdjuːs/ verb [T]
to make someone unhappy or cause them to be in a bad situation: She was reduced to tears by his comments. I lost my job and was reduced to borrowing money from friends.Causing somebody to actUrging and persuading
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