English version

do somebody ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo somebody ↔ down phrasal verbCRITICIZEto criticize someone, especially in an unfair way I know you don’t like him, but there’s no need to keep doing him down in front of the boss. do→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
do downAll he can do is call down to the sheriff in Baudette.All the egg has to do is roll down the other tube.Father, do please sit down here.However, machines do break down and power supplies sometimes fail.I do that riding down the road, make up my own stories about people and places.In many companies, stated corporate values and policies do not filter down to the day-to - day actions of the firm.Now all Madame Butterfly had to do was climb down a piece of wood twice her height and fly free.Slowing down does not help, and generally the driver is not brave enough or quick enough to try accelerating.
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Verb table
do
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydo
he, she, itdoes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydid
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave done
he, she, ithas done
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad done
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill do
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have done
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam doing
he, she, itis doing
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you, we, theyare doing
Past
I, he, she, itwas doing
you, we, theywere doing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been doing
he, she, ithas been doing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been doing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be doing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been doing
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