There are 3 definitions of lower in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊə
 
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comparative of low1

adjective

adverb

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  • In or into a lower position: the sun sank lower

Derivatives

lowermost

adjective
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  • Also, there is a need to provide a positive signal when the user steps on the lowermost rung of the ladder to prevent the possible injury described above.
  • The other method is to apply coats of special waterproof cement on the inside surfaces of the walls and lowermost floor, using pressure adhesion.

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Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little

There are 3 definitions of lower in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈləʊə
 
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verb

[with object]

Phrases

lower the boom on

North American informal
Treat (someone) severely: his fellow Democrats don’t want to be seen as lowering the boom on him
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  • He came in and lowered the boom on a lot of people, and he didn't let people off the hook just because they were friendly or nice.
  • He says he simply forgot about memos in his own hand in 1981 and 1984 that show him lowering the boom on two previously undisclosed priests accused of molestation.
  • They lowered the boom on him, for no particular reason, after a snap decision that only took a few months.
Put a stop to (an activity): let’s lower the boom on high-level corruption
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  • He can scarce contain his glee as he is lauded him for lowering the boom on government troughing.
  • We just need to get a lock on power for another four years, and then we'll lower the boom on big government.

lower the tone

Diminish the general spirit or moral character of a conversation, place, etc.: trust you to lower the tone of the conversation
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  • It looks really untidy and lowers the tone of the whole area.
  • Graffiti is a nuisance, it lowers the tone of the neighbourhood and everybody's quality of life suffers.
  • But organizers of the ball say the agreement lowers the tone of the society gathering and have tried to ban the wealthy entrepreneur.

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