drive sth down

drive sth down
UK US drive sth down
Phrasal Verb with drive({{}}/draɪv/ verb [T] (drove, driven)
FINANCE to force a price, value, etc. to go down: »

The company's primary concern was to increase competition and drive down prices.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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