drag down

drag down
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "drag down":
present tense I/you/we/they drag down he/she/it drags down present participle dragging down past tense dragged down past participle dragged down
1) to cause someone's social position or standards of behaviour to become worse, so that other people lose respect for them

If you're not careful he'll end up dragging you down with him.

Don't let yourself be dragged down to his level.

2) to make someone feel unhappy or less hopeful

I don't mean to drag you down with all my problems.

English dictionary. 2014.

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