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bring somebody/something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbring somebody/something ↔ down phrasal verb1 to reduce something to a lower level The government hopes these measures will help to bring down inflation.2 TTADOWNto fly a plane down to the ground syn land The pilot managed to bring the plane down safely.3 DOWNto make a plane, bird, or animal fall to the ground by shooting at it A bomber had been brought down by anti-aircraft fire.4 GET RID OFto force a government or ruler to stop ruling a country a crisis that could bring down the government5 FALLto make someone fall over He was brought down by the goalkeeper and awarded a penalty. bring→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
bring downIntel is expected to reverse part of that charge this quarter, which will help bring expenses down.The Clinton administration would not release oil from the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve to help bring prices down.This comeback brought the house down.In Britain booming domestic sales of videocassette machines have brought the prices down and made them more attractive to institutions.Mervyn brought the plane down on a farm track at the edge of the little village.Reason says the same laws of economics that brought the market down should keep it from spiraling into the abyss.The next evening, the Thursday, I was brought back down to earth with a bump.How much are we willing to pay to bring the risk down to zero.
From Longman Business Dictionarybring something → down phrasal verb [transitive]1to reduce a price or rateThe bank has hinted that it might bring interest rates down even further.The government hopes to bring inflation down to 5% this year.2to cause a government or other authority to faila bank scandal that helped to bring down the socialist administration bring→ See Verb table
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Verb table
bring
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theybring
he, she, itbrings
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theybrought
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave brought
he, she, ithas brought
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad brought
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill bring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have brought
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam bringing
he, she, itis bringing
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you, we, theyare bringing
Past
I, he, she, itwas bringing
you, we, theywere bringing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been bringing
he, she, ithas been bringing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been bringing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be bringing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been bringing
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