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05 / 03 / 2008

BRING-3: meaning and examples

Good morning.

Today we continue with useful English expressions that include the verb bring (traer).

Today's expression is: to bring somebody or something down

Meaning: to make somebody lose power or to be defeated.

Example 1:
The recent scandal may bring down the current government.

Example 2:
The brutal dictatorship was brought down by a popular uprising. 

Bring down can also mean:
-To lower or reduce something
-To land an aircraft

Example 3 (reduce):
Their objective is to bring down the prices of all of thier products in 2008. 

Example 4 (land):
The pilot was able to bring the plane down in an open field. 

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