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"Bring down" is a transitive verb phrase which is often translated as "bajar", and "take down" is a transitive verb phrase which is also often translated as "bajar". Learn more about the difference between "bring down" and "take down" below.
bring down(
brihng
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to reduce)
a. bajar
Local traders are beginning to bring their prices down.Los comerciantes de la zona empiezan a bajar sus precios.
b. reducir
The introduction of airbags brought down the number of fatalities in road accidents.La introducción del airbag redujo el número de muertes en los accidentes de tráfico.
c. hacer bajar
The medicine will bring down her temperature.La medicina hará bajar su temperatura.
2. (to put in a lower place)
a. bajar
Once the flood damage had been repaired, we brought the furniture down from the bedrooms.Una vez que se habían arreglado los daños causados por las inundaciones, bajamos los muebles de los dormitorios.
3. (to knock down)
a. tirar
The high winds brought down several trees in the village.Los vientos fuertes tiraron varios árboles en el pueblo.
b. derribar
The accident brought down the pylon and the high-voltage lines.El accidente derribó la torre eléctrica y los cables de alta tensión.
c. echar abajo
Rescuers are worried that aftershocks could bring the building down at any time.El equipo de rescate está preocupado porque las réplicas podrían echar abajo el edificio en cualquier momento.
4. (to kill or injure)
a. abatir
The deer was brought down with a shot to the head.El ciervo fue abatido con un disparo en la cabeza.
b. derribar
The machine guns brought down wave after wave of enemy soldiers.Las metralletas derribaron ola tras ola de soldados enemigos.
5. (to shoot down)
a. derribar
The fighters will bring down any aircraft heading towards the city.Los cazas derribarán cualquier avión que se dirija hacia la ciudad.
6. (sports)
a. derribar
Lambert was brought down in the area and the referee awarded the penalty.Lambert fue derribado en el área y el árbitro señaló penalti.
7. (to bring an end to)
a. derrocar
The dictator was brought down by a coup led by his own generals.El dictador fue derrocado por un golpe de estado encabezado por sus propios generales.
b. hacer caer
Our aim is to bring down the capitalist system.Nuestro propósito es hacer caer el sistema capitalista.
c. hundir
The corruption scandal brought down one of the country's biggest banks.El escándalo de la corrupción hundió uno de los bancos más importantes del país.
8.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to depress)
a. deprimir
Breaking up with Matt really brought Sadie down.El romper con Matt deprimió mucho a Sadie.
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take down(
teyk
 
daun
)
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to remove from a high place)
a. bajar
Paul took down a bottle of his best wine to toast the occasion.Paul bajó una botella de su mejor vino para brindar por la ocasión.
2. (to remove something hanging)
a. descolgar
Georgina took the picture of her grandfather down to have it cleaned.Georgina descolgó el retrato de su abuelo para mandarlo a limpiar.
b. quitar
Yesterday, there was a notice that read "Waiters wanted", but now they've taken it down.Ayer había un cartel que decía "Se buscan meseros", pero ahora lo quitaron.
3. (to dismantle)
a. desmontar
As the sun was coming up, Ahide took her tent down and prepared to hike the last ten miles.A salir el sol, Ahidé desmontó la tienda de campaña y se preparó para caminar las últimas diez millas.
b. desmantelar
As soon as they finished painting the building, they took the scaffolding down.En cuanto terminaron de pintar el edificio, desmantelaron los andamios.
4. (to pull down)
a. bajar
My one-year-old wouldn't let me take down his pants to change his diapers.Mi hijo de un año no me dejaba bajarle los pantalones para cambiarle los pañales.
5. (to write down)
a. apuntar
Take down my phone number. Give me a call if I can be of assistance.Apunta mi número de teléfono. Llámame si te puedo ayudar en algo.
b. anotar
Rodney took down the license plate number of the car that hit him.Rodney anotó el número de la placa del carro que lo chocó.
c. tomar nota de
I was sick and didn't go to class, but Melissa took down the most important information for me.Estaba enfermo y no fui a clases, pero Melissa tomó nota de la información más importante por mí.
6. (to humble)
a. bajar los humos a
She took Jack down a bit when she beat him three times in a row playing tennis.Le bajó los humos a Jack un poco cuando lo venció tres veces seguidas jugando al tenis.
7. (to accompany or convey down)
a. acompañar abajo
After they checked in, Emily took Rob down to the hotel bar for a drink.Después de registrarse, Emily acompañó a Rob abajo al bar del hotel para tomar un trago.
b. llevar abajo
Mike took the baby down to the kitchen for a snack.Mike llevó al bebé abajo a la cocina para tomar una botana.
8. (to demolish)
a. derribar
The council voted to take down the old factory.El concejo municipal votó para que se derribara la fábrica antigua.
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