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To simplify an explanation, as if to be understandable to Barney's audience. Generally involves removing any technical details.

(1). I explained the difference between switches and hubs to the V.P. of Finance, but I had to Barney it down quite a bit.

(2) Harry Koenig Barnied down his report, starting out with A diode is a very simple and interesting device.

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