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Adverb
Towards a (lower) place or position
“We were kitted out with helmets and torches before being taken down into the pit.”
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At or in a lower position
“The guests are waiting down in the hall.”
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In a tumbling movement towards the ground
“She tripped on her shoelaces and fell down.”
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From or to a place
“We decided to head down towards the lake.”
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In a manner causing someone to lose consciousness
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Following the path of a river or stream
Preposition
Throughout the length of
“We walked down the trail until we reached a beautiful lagoon.”
Preposition
Throughout (a period of time)
“Good, reliable working dogs have been vital to the shepherding of sheep down the ages.”
Preposition
From a higher to a lower point of (something)
“Rainwater came through the roof and poured down the walls at the height of the downpour.”
Preposition
Extending underneath
Adjective
In a state of unhappiness or depression
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“I was feeling a little down and just wanted to be left alone.”
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Inoperable and not in working condition
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“The coffee machine is currently down and repairs are underway.”
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Finished or having been brought to an end
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“That's nine down and just three more to go.”
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Somewhat ill or not fully physically healthy
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“My sister obliged but came down with the flu the next day.”
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Placed or scheduled on a list or addendum
“I've got your speech down for tomorrow afternoon.”
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Very good in standard or quality
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Flawed, broken, or sustaining some form of damage
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Bending or hanging downward or forward
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Having a good or detailed knowledge of
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Logged off
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Fashionable and in style
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In an idle state due to not being used or employed
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Low in available quantities
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No longer alive
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Lacking energy or alertness
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Not attempting to impress others with an appearance of greater importance, talent, or culture than is actually possessed
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Showing approval of or favor towards an idea or action
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Having or showing a sensible and practical idea of what can be achieved or expected
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To be running behind schedule
Verb
To ingest a drink, usually very quickly
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“He was parched and would down the entire mug of cider in a matter of seconds.”
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To eat food, usually very quickly
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“He then attempted to quickly down the unpalatable meal with closed eyes.”
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To knock or bring to the ground
“Severe winds and weather conditions would down several trees in the neighborhood.”
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(somewhat rare) To refuse, or to vote against
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“The council would down all attempts to lift the ban on indoor smoking.”
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To overcome or prevail over, especially a difficulty or obstacle
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To murder or assassinate someone
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To abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.)
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Go beyond in performance
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To cause to feel sorrow
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To fall down or over, especially suddenly
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Noun
Soft, fine, fluffy feathers found in birds
“The baby penguins' woolly down is essential in the Antarctic winter.”
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An unwelcome experience or event
“Depression can be caused by stress, or it can sometimes be triggered by an emotional down.”
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Something that causes sadness or distress
“I love almost everything about my job. The only down is that I can't take Saturdays off.”
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A loss of success or status
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“You have your ups and downs, like in any business, and we're just having a down at the moment.”
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A feeling or period of unhappiness or depression
“Joe's just going through a bit of a down at the moment.”
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(dated) A feeling of aversion or hostility towards someone
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“She had a down on me for no apparent reason.”
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(usually "downs") A large area of land with trees
“The festival will be held on the downs by the river.”
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A steep downward plunge
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A ridge or hill of sand piled up by the wind