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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.
See also: down, level
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The next level down, backers who have raised $100,000, are called "Pioneers.
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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.
Ministers are pondering the situation, but the TUC fears they will simply level down to the rates paid out to younger workers.
From the river level being bank high, it takes just a couple of weeks without rain to bring the level down to a trickle.
The next level down is the principles that drive that.