|1.||[ verb ] move something or somebody to a lower position|
|Synonyms:||lower let_down take_down get_down|
"take down the vase from the shelf"
|Related terms:||raise move tend depress dip incline reef descend|
|2.||[ verb ] impose something unpleasant|
|Synonyms:||inflict impose visit|
: "The principal visited his rage on the students"
|Related terms:||communicate order clamp give intrude foist infliction imposition|
|3.||[ verb ] (politics) cause the downfall of; of rulers|
|Synonyms:||overthrow subvert overturn|
"The Czar was overthrown" "subvert the ruling class"
|Related terms:||depose revolutionize subversion|
|4.||[ verb ] cause to come to the ground|
"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
|Related terms:||arrive air_travel landing land|
|5.||[ verb ] cause to be enthusiastic|
"Her playing brought down the house"
|6.||[ verb ] cut down on; make a reduction in|
|Synonyms:||reduce cut cut_down trim_down trim cut_back trim_back|
"reduce your daily fat intake" "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
|Related terms:||decrease shorten slash take_away thin_out shave quench deflate retrench inflate cut thin cut trim|