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pull down (an amount of money)

Fig. Inf. to earn a stated amount of money. ("An amount of money" is expressed as a figure or other indication of an actual amount.) She pulls down about $40,000 a year. They pull down pretty good salaries.
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pull someone down

Fig. to degrade someone; to humiliate someone. (See also pull someone or something down.) I'm afraid that your so-called friends are pulling you down behind your back. There is no need to pull down everyone.
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pull (someone or an animal) down

to drag or force someone or an animal down. The wolves pulled the hunter down and set upon him. They pulled down the hunter.
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pull something down

1. to demolish something; to raze something. Why do they want to pull the building down? Why not remodel it? They are going to pull down the old building today.
2. to lower or reduce the amount of something. That last test pulled my grade down. Let's see if we can pull down your temperature with aspirin.
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pull down something

also pull something down
1. to destroy a building Many of those homes were pulled down to make way for new construction. They pulled my house down to build a QuickMart.
2. to earn a large amount of money She pulls down over $100,000 a year. I don't know what he makes, but I know he's pulling it down.
3. to get something The play pulled down nominations for best play and best direction. The program lets you log onto the Web from any computer and pull your e-mail down.
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pull down

1. Demolish, destroy, as in They pulled down several old office buildings downtown. [Early 1500s]
2. Lower, reduce; also, depress in health or spirits. For example, The bumper wheat crop is bound to pull down prices, or The flu really pulled him down. [Late 1500s]
3. Draw as wages, as in He pulled down a hefty salary. [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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pull down

1. To bring something down from a higher level to a lower one: Could you pull that book down from the shelf for me? After the concert, we went around town and pulled down all the advertisements.
2. To demolish or destroy some structure; raze something: They're pulling down the movie theater and putting in a shopping mall. When someone got injured on the old water tower, the city council decided to pull it down.
3. To reduce something to a lower amount: Lower wages have not pulled down the price of consumer goods, and many people can no longer afford the bare necessities. Airline ticket prices have risen over the past year, but lower fuel costs should soon pull them down.
4. To depress someone, as in spirits or health: This fight with his parents is really pulling him down.
5. To draw some amount of money as wages; earn something: She pulls down a hefty salary as a lawyer.
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