move something or somebody to a lower position;
"take down the vase from the shelf"
cause the downfall of; of rulers;
"The Czar was overthrown"
"subvert the ruling class"
impose something unpleasant;
"The principal visited his rage on the students"
cause to come to the ground;
"the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
cause to be enthusiastic;
"Her playing brought down the house"
cut down on; make a reduction in;
"reduce your daily fat intake"
"The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
- Their demands had narrowed down to only two points.
- We shall have to prune down our expenditure a bit.