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“do sb down” in British English

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do sb down

phrasal verb with do uk // /du/ /duː/ us // /du/ /duː/ verb did, done

UK to criticize someone in order to make them feel ashamed or to make other people lose respect:

She felt that everyone in the meeting was trying to do her down.
Stop doing yourself down.

(Definition of “do sb down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)