result in the downfall of; of rulers
- cause to come calmly to the bottom
- cut down on; make a decrease in
- impose one thing unpleasant
- reason enough to be enthusiastic
- go some thing or someone to a lesser place
It needed but a jolt to bring down the crazy anachronism, and the jolt came when, in 1558-60, floods of Muscovites poured over the land, threatening the whole province with destruction.