reduce (one) to tears(redirected from reduced somebody to tears)
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reduce (one) to tears
To cause one to cry. I know it's embarrassing, but sappy movies like that always reduce me to tears.
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reduce someone to tears
to cause a person to cry through insults, frustration, and belittling. He scolded her so much that she was reduced to tears by the end of the meeting.