[v] cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits"
[v] impose something unpleasant; "The principal visited his rage on the students"
[v] cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
[v] cause to be enthusiastic; "Her playing brought down the house"
[v] move something or somebody to a lower position
[v] cause to come to the ground; of aircraft
cut, cut back, cut down, get down, impose, inflict, land, let down, lower, overthrow, overturn, put down, reduce, subvert, take down, trim, trim back, trim down, visit