dumb down


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dumb down

vb
(tr) to make or become less intellectually demanding or sophisticated: attempts to dumb down news coverage.
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Translations

w>dumb down

vt sepdas Niveau (gen) herunterfahren; (= simplify)vereinfachen
vidas Niveau herunterfahren; (= simplify)vereinfachen
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