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Phrasal Verbs

bring down

This page is about the phrasal verb bring down

Meaning

to cause a government or a leader to lose power

Synonym

topple

For example

  • bring down sth Huge street protests eventually brought down the Marcos government.

  • bring sth down Even if the corruption scandal brings the government down, they'll just be replaced by more thieves in fancy suits.

Nouns often used as objects with bring down: government, leader, president, prime minister, dictatorship

Quick Quiz

After his military government was brought down, the president was

a. very pleased

b. very powerful

c. very angry

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