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level down

To remove layers from the surface of something in order to make it level or smooth. A noun or pronoun can be used between "level" and "down." The timber was a bit uneven where they had cut it with the hand saw, so I leveled it down with my power sander. They brought in a steam roller to level down the ground around the construction site before laying down the topsoil.
See also: down, level

level something down

to make something level or smooth. The soil is very uneven in this part of the garden. Would you please level it down? The huge earth-moving machines leveled the hill down in preparation for the building of the highway.
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Each grade is given a point score from 120 points for an A grade at A- level down to 20 for an E-grade at AS level.
Prices of the onboard ETC equipment range from those in the 100,000 yen level down to the 30,000-40,000 yen level depending on functions included.
He must keep his shoulders parallel to the LOS, feet moving, and pad level down. Our secondary defenders, seeing the QB on the LOS, must stop their read steps and get into what we call a bounce in preparation to run support.
Rates are now at their lowest level since January 1964 after the Bank's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) took the level down to 4.5% with a quarter per cent cut.
By taking the link from the physiological level down to the molecular mechanism itself, Turek's experiment goes a step further, Pack says.
Furthermore, if you are approximating national legislation, it is very difficult to level down to an average; some countries come up in terms of regulatory rigor while others come down.
This minimizes my fatigue and keeps my stress level down so I can enjoy eating with friends and other activities.
This challenge could have a domino effect, threatening to dismantle affirmative action efforts across the board, including labor, education and employment initiatives, from the federal level down the line to state and local municipalities.
On the next level down, raised beds between gravel paths brim with summer annuals for cutting, as well as with berries and an assortment of vegetables.
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