bringdown

noun
bring·​down | \ ˈbriŋ-ˌdau̇n How to pronounce bringdown (audio) \

Definition of bringdown

 (Entry 1 of 2)

bring down

verb
brought down; bringing down; brings down

Definition of bring down (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cause to fall by or as if by shooting
2 : to carry (a total) forward
bring down the house or bring the house down
: to win the enthusiastic approval of the audience

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of bringdown in a Sentence

Noun meeting one's literary hero is usually a bad idea—almost inevitably it's a bringdown

First Known Use of bringdown

Noun

1935, in the meaning defined above

Verb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bringdown was in the 13th century

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“Bringdown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bringdown. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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