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English definition of “do sb down”

do sb down

phrasal verb with do     // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ verb (did, done)
to criticize someone in order to make them feel ashamed or to make other people lose respect for them: She felt that everyone in the meeting was trying to do her down. Stop doing yourself down.Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly
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