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drag down

(transitive, adverb) to depress or demoralize: the flu really dragged her down
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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  • Sir, it must drag down every court or judge venturing to sustain it.

  • They do not assist progress because they do not resist; they only drag down.

    Creative Unity Rabindranath Tagore
  • Those avaricious and ungodly tyrants among you, I am awfully afraid will drag down the vengeance of God upon you.

    Walker's Appeal, with a Brief Sketch of His Life David Walker and Henry Highland Garnet
  • Cannot you drag down the Wolf-Cub without the aid of this blood-hound, Ferou?

    The Wolf Cub Patrick Casey
  • But does it not matter whether he go alone or drag down others with him to perdition?

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • He would rather die than drag down the dignity of the Hursts.

    Norston's Rest Ann S. Stephens

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