pull down

verb
1. tear down so as to make flat with the ground (Freq. 2)
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The building was levelled

Syn: ↑level, ↑raze, ↑rase, ↑dismantle, ↑tear down, ↑take down
Ant: ↑raise (for: ↑level)
Derivationally related forms: ↑razing (for: ↑raze), ↑level (for: ↑level)
Hypernyms: ↑destroy, ↑destruct
Hyponyms: ↑bulldoze
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Something ——s something

2. cause to come or go down
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The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect

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The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet

Syn: ↑down, ↑knock down, ↑cut down, ↑push down
Derivationally related forms: ↑downer (for: ↑down)
Hypernyms: ↑strike
Hyponyms: ↑submarine
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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Something ——s somebody

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Something ——s something

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pull down [phrasal verb]
1 pull down (something) or pull (something) down
1 a : to move (something) down

I pulled down the shade.

He always wears his baseball cap pulled down over his eyes.

1 b : to destroy (a building) completely

The wreckers pulled down [=demolished] the building.

1 c : to make (something) smaller in amount or number : to reduce or lower (something)

The rumors that the company was filing for bankruptcy pulled stock prices down.

2 pull down (someone) or pull (someone) down US, informal : to cause (someone) to become sad or depressed

The loss really pulled the team down. [=brought the team down]

3 pull down (something) informal
3 a : to earn (a particular and usually large amount of money)

He pulls down [=makes, pulls in] more than a million dollars a year.

3 b : to get (something)

The show has pulled down high ratings.

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Main Entry:pull

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