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do sb down

verb uk phrasal verb with do   // /du/ /duː/ /duː/ (did, done) us  
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.
Translations of “do sb down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 羞辱(某人), 貶低(某人)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 羞辱(某人), 贬低(某人)…
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