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1Cause someone to lose power:‘the vote will not bring down the government’
overthrow, depose, oust, unseat, overturn, topple, cause to fall, pull down, lay lowView synonyms
- ‘There is the potential to upset the balance in the industry and bring this company down.’
- ‘She fervently hoped to see Arlan lose, to bring him down from atop his pedestal.’
- ‘After more than 400 years of power, the Kingdom was brought down by invading armies.’
- 1.1 Cause someone to fall over, especially by tackling them during a football or rugby match:‘Harris was brought down by Palmer on the edge of the box’
foul, trip, knock overView synonyms
- ‘She barreled into me and brought me down, knocking the wind out of me.’
- ‘As he swung him around, Bill tripped him to bring him down on his back.’
- ‘The tackle brought him down and they both fell to the floor with a thump.’
- ‘He then spun Glenn about and then brought him down into the wooden floor with a powerful swing.’
- ‘Agent 547 knocked the gun from his hands and brought him down.’
- ‘Sean laughed and chased me, bringing me down with a rugby tackle a short distance away.’
- 1.2 Make someone unhappy:‘she was in such a good mood I couldn't bear to bring her down’
depress, sadden, make sad, make unhappy, upset, cast down, get down, make desolate, deject, dispirit, dishearten, discourage, weigh down, dampen the spirits of, oppressView synonyms
- ‘These members bring me down more then any of the issues from the last two years.’
- ‘The stars seemed to have lost their glitter, and the night shiver brought me down.’
- ‘Not winning will depress his fans more than it will bring him down, because his despair is constant.’
- ‘She didn't want to bring Frank down… but she was still hopelessly depressed.’
- ‘I thought that maybe it was Peter's depression bringing her down.’
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