English version

drive something ↔ down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdrive something ↔ down phrasal verbBBTPEto make prices, costs etc fall quickly We have to drive down costs. drive→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
drive downShe went out to talk to her son Bill, who had driven it down.They're still at the stage where they have to drive the van down from Manchester themselves.But we must drive inflation down so low that it no longer affects the decisions made by ordinary people, businesses and government.Waite slammed his drive long and down the left side of the fairway.The cattle were driven up and down the steep hill each spring and fall, well into the early 1940s.Four nights, and on the fifth we drove you down To the Emergency Room.We had finished the drive back down to the highway from Can - yon de Chelly in record time.Hunger and a need for sea air drove Ruth down to the Puerto de Pollensa.
From Longman Business Dictionarydrive something → down phrasal verb [transitive] to force prices, costs etc to fallpressures that could drive down interest rates drive→ See Verb table
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Verb table
drive
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydrive
he, she, itdrives
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydrove
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave driven
he, she, ithas driven
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad driven
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill drive
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have driven
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam driving
he, she, itis driving
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you, we, theyare driving
Past
I, he, she, itwas driving
you, we, theywere driving
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been driving
he, she, ithas been driving
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been driving
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be driving
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been driving
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