HyperDic: bring_down

English > 6 senses of the expression bring down:
VERBmotionbring down, lower, take down, let down, get downmove something or somebody to a lower position
socialbring down, overthrow, subvert, overturncause the downfall of
communicationbring down, inflict, visit, imposeimpose something unpleasant
motionbring down, land, put downcause to come to the ground
emotionbring downcause to be enthusiastic
changebring down, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cutcut down on
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningMove something or somebody to a lower position.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymslower, take down, let down, get down
Cause todescend, fall, go down, come downMove downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
Narrowerdepresslower (prices or markets)
diplower briefly
inclinelower or bend (the head or upper body) , as in a nod or bow
reeflower and bring partially inboard
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
See alsobringtake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Oppositeraise, lift, elevate, get up, bring upRaise from a lower to a higher position
Spanisharriar, bajarse, bajar
Catalanabaixar-se, abaixar, arriar, baixar, calar
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 2, social
MeaningCause the downfall of; of rulers.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsoverthrow, subvert, overturn
Narrowerrevolutionizeoverthrow by a revolution, of governments
Broaderdepose, force outForce to leave (an office)
Spanishderribar, derrocar
Catalanderrocar
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningimpose something unpleasant.
PatternSomebody ----s something on somebody
Synonymsinflict, visit, impose
Narrowerclampimpose or inflict forcefully
foistTo force onto another
giveinflict as a punishment
intrude, obtrudethrust oneself in as if by force
order, prescribe, dictateissue commands or orders for
Broadercommunicate, intercommunicatetransmit thoughts or feelings
Spanishcargar, imponer, infligir, inflingir
Catalanimposar, infligir
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 4, motion
MeaningCause to come to the ground.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsland, put down
Categoryair travel, aviation, airtravel via aircraft
Cause toland, set downreach or come to rest
Broaderarrive, get, comereach a destination
See alsobringtake something or somebody with oneself somewhere
Spanishaterrizar
Catalanaterrar
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 5, emotion
MeaningCause to be enthusiastic.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
BroaderenthuseCause to feel enthusiasm
English > bring down: 6 senses > verb 6, change
Meaningcut down on; make a reduction in.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsreduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, cut
NarrowerdeflateReduce or cut back the amount or availability of, creating a decline in value or prices
downsizeReduce in size or number
inflateincrease the amount or availability of, creating a rise in value
quenchReduce the degree of (luminescence or phosphorescence) in (excited molecules or a material) by adding a suitable substance
retrenchmake a reduction, as in one's workforce
shave, knock offcut the price of
shortenmake shorter / shorter than originally / originally intended
slashcut drastically
spillReduce the pressure of wind on (a sail)
subtractTake off or away
take away, detracttake away a part from
thinmake thin or thinner
thin outmake sparse
Broaderdecrease, lessen, minifymake smaller
See alsobringbring into a different state
Similar tocutHave a reducing effect
Spanishbajar, cortar, rebajar, recortar, reducir
Catalanreduir, retallar, tallar-se, tallar

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