Definition of bring someone/thing down in English:

bring someone/thing down

phrasal verb

  • Cause someone or something to fall over by shooting them:

    ‘too bad he couldn't bring the bear down with a clean shot’
    • ‘He fought his excitement, trying to line up a shot that would bring the bear down.’
    • ‘The cow dodged and ran within ten or fifteen yards of them when both men fired and brought her down.’
    • ‘The shot that had brought him down had lodged in his thigh.’
    • ‘This one of the sort had a long bolt-it was for bringing a grisly bear down.’
    • ‘The shot which brought him down was fired by the owner of the pigeons.’