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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