level down

UK US level (sth) down
Phrasal Verb with level({{}}/ˈlevəl/ verb (UK -ll, US -l-)
to become worse or less, or to make something worse or less, so that it is the same as something else: »

Many schools are being levelled down, rather than improved.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • level down — ● level …   Useful english dictionary

  • level down — reduce, decrease …   English contemporary dictionary

  • down — down1 [ daun ] function word *** Down can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): She was walking down the street. as an adverb (without a following noun): She lay down and fell asleep. after the verb to be : Oil… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • down — I UK [daʊn] / US adjective, adverb, preposition *** Summary: Down can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): She was walking down the street. as an adverb (without a following noun): She lay down and fell asleep.… …   English dictionary

  • level — n., adj., & v. n. 1 a horizontal line or plane. 2 a height or value reached, a position on a real or imaginary scale (eye level; sugar level in the blood; danger level). 3 a social, moral, or intellectual standard. 4 a plane of rank or authority… …   Useful english dictionary

  • level — {{11}}level (adj.) early 15c., from LEVEL (Cf. level) (n.). To do one s level best is from 1851. {{12}}level (n.) mid 14c., tool to indicate a horizontal line, from O.Fr. livel a level (13c.), ultimately from L. libella a balance, level, dim. of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Down feather — The down of birds is a layer of fine feathers found under the tougher exterior feathers. Very young birds are clad only in down. Powder down is a specialized type of down found only in a few groups of birds. Down is a fine thermal insulator and… …   Wikipedia

  • Down GAA — Irish: An Dún Province: Ulster Nickname(s): The Mournemen (football) The Ardsmen (hurling) …   Wikipedia

  • Down Low (rap group) — Down Low Down Low on July 16, 1999 shortly before their concert in Dresden, Germany Background information Origin Germany …   Wikipedia

  • Down Down — Single par Status Quo extrait de l’album On the Level Sortie 29 novembre 1974 Enregistrement Hiver 1974 aux Studios IBC Durée 3:50 Genre Hard Rock …   Wikipédia en Français


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