To bring down

To cause to come down.
To humble or abase; as, to bring down high looks.

See also: Bring, Bring

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
References in classic literature ?
Thinking that it was time to bring down the Monarch from his raptures to the level of common sense, I determined to endeavour to open up to him some glimpses of the truth, that is to say of the nature of things in Flatland.
Surely this is to bring down the Holy Ghost, instead of the likeness of a dove, in the shape of a vulture or raven; and set, out of the bark of a Christian church, a flag of a bark of pirates, and assassins.
Turning to his adjutant he ordered him to bring down the two battalions of the Sixth Chasseurs whom they had just passed.
I tried honestly enough to kill the pigeons, but I had no luck, or too much, till I happened to bring down one of a pair that I found apart from the rest in a softy tree-top.
Chief Secretary Yousaf Naseem Khokhar asked Rawalpindi Commissioner Saqib Zafar and Deputy Commissioner Ali Randhawa to bring down the roti, naan and sugar prices in the open market.
During the meeting, Serajul Islam said, BB high officials exchanged views with the managing directors and chief executive officers of the different scheduled banks for fixing future activities to bring down the existing lending rate to single digit and the huge amount of Non-Performing Loan (NPL) in a tolerable level.
Zafar Mirza said that Pharmaceutical Firms have been instructed to bring down the prices of medicines to the reasonable level failing which the government will take the matter to Drug Court.
It has the capacity to viciously destroy, to bring down even the mightiest of heroes, the strongest of hearts and the heaviest of arms.
The government has managed to bring down electricity theft and saved Rs 42 billion, so far in the campaign, he continued in his tweet.
Jaitley had also proposed the acceptance of key recommendations of the Fiscal Reform and Budget Management Committee to bring down the Central governmentaACAOs debt to GDP ratio to 40 per cent.
Global Banking News-December 27, 2018--Bangladesh banking authorities call on state banks to bring down bad loan levels
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-December 27, 2018--Bangladesh banking authorities call on state banks to bring down bad loan levels