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Definition 1: cut down on; make a reduction in - [verb of change]

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • reduce your daily fat intake
  • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

Synonyms for bring down in the sense of this definition

(bring down is a kind of ...) make smaller

"He decreased his staff"

(... is a kind of bring down ) make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

"He shortened his trip due to illness"

(... is a kind of bring down ) take off or away

"this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French"

(... is a kind of bring down ) (of a company) reduce in size or number of employees

"the company downsized its research staff"

(... is a kind of bring down ) increase the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value

"inflate the currency"

(... is a kind of bring down ) reduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices

"deflate the currency"

(... is a kind of bring down ) take away a part from; diminish

"His bad manners detract from his good character"

(... is a kind of bring down ) make thin or thinner

"Thin the solution"

(... is a kind of bring down ) make sparse

"thin out the young plants"

(... is a kind of bring down ) cut drastically

"Prices were slashed"

(... is a kind of bring down ) make a reduction, as in one's workforce

"The company had to retrench"

(... is a kind of bring down ) reduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance

(... is a kind of bring down ) reduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)

(... is a kind of bring down ) cut the price of

(bring down has a similar meaning as ...) have a reducing effect

"This cuts into my earnings"

Definition 2: impose something unpleasant - [verb of communication]

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The principal visited his rage on the students

Synonyms for bring down in the sense of this definition

(bring down is a kind of ...) transmit thoughts or feelings

"He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist"

(... is a kind of bring down ) issue commands or orders for

(... is a kind of bring down ) thrust oneself in as if by force

"The colors don't intrude on the viewer"

(... is a kind of bring down ) impose or inflict forcefully

"The military government clamped a curfew onto the capital"

(... is a kind of bring down ) inflict as a punishment

"She gave the boy a good spanking" "The judge gave me 10 years"

(... is a kind of bring down ) to force onto another

"He foisted his work on me"

Definition 3: cause to be enthusiastic - [verb of emotion]

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Her playing brought down the house

(bring down is a kind of ...) cause to feel enthusiasm

Definition 4: cause to come to the ground - [verb of motion]

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pilot managed to land the airplane safely

Synonyms for bring down in the sense of this definition

(bring down is a kind of ...) reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress

"She arrived home at 7 o'clock" "She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight"

(bring down causes ...) reach or come to rest

"The bird landed on the highest branch" "The plane landed in Istanbul"

(bring down belongs to category ...) travel via aircraft

"air travel involves too much waiting in airports" "if you've time to spare go by air"

Definition 5: move something or somebody to a lower position - [verb of motion]

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take down the vase from the shelf

Synonyms for bring down in the sense of this definition

(bring down is a kind of ...) cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

"Move those boxes into the corner, please" "I'm moving my money to another bank" "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

(... is a kind of bring down ) lower and bring partially inboard

"reef the sailboat's mast"

(... is a kind of bring down ) lower (prices or markets)

"The glut of oil depressed gas prices"

(... is a kind of bring down ) lower briefly

"She dipped her knee"

(... is a kind of bring down ) lower or bend (the head or upper body), as in a nod or bow

"She inclined her head to the student"

(bring down causes ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"

Samples where bring down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

Synonyms for bring down in the sense of this definition

(bring down is a kind of ...) force to leave (an office)

(... is a kind of bring down ) overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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