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bring sb down

verb [T] uk phrasal verb with bring   /brɪŋ/ (brought, brought) us  
to cause someone in a position of power to lose their job: This scandal could bring down the country's government.
to cause someone to fall down by pushing or kicking the person when they are moving: Suarez was awarded a penalty when Olsson brought him down.
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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