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down (n):
(American football) a complete play to advance the football
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you have four downs to gain ten yards
down (n):
soft fine feathers
down (n):
fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
Related Words: pile
down (n):
(usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
down (n):
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
down (v):
cause to come or go down
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The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect.
The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
down (v):
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
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refine one's style of writing
Related Words: polishrefine
down (v):
bring down or defeat (an opponent)
down (v):
eat immoderately
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Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
Related Word: devour
down (v):
drink down entirely
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He downed three martinis before dinner.
She killed a bottle of brandy that night.
They popped a few beer after work
down (v):
shoot at and force to come down
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the enemy landed several of our aircraft
Related Word: land
down (s):
filled with melancholy and despondency
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gloomy at the thought of what he had to face.
gloomy predictions.
a gloomy silence.
took a grim view of the economy.
the darkening mood.
lonely and blue in a strange city.
depressed by the loss of his job.
a dispirited and resigned expression on her face.
downcast after his defeat.
feeling discouraged and downhearted

Related Words: dispiritedheartedgloomylowlow-spirited
down (s):
not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
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we can't work because the computer is down
down (s):
shut
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the shades were down
down (s):
lower than previously
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the market is depressed.
prices are down
down (s):
understood perfectly
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had his algebra problems down
down (s):
being put out by a strikeout
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two down in the bottom of the ninth
down (s):
extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
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the down staircase.
the downward course of the stream
down (s):
becoming progressively lower
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the down trend in the real estate market
down (a):
being or moving lower in position or less in some value
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lay face down.
the moon is down.
our team is down by a run.
down by a pawn.
the stock market is down today
down (r):
spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
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don't fall down.
rode the lift up and skied down.
prices plunged downward

Related Words: wardwardlywards
down (r):
away from a more central or a more northerly place
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was sent down to work at the regional office.
worked down on the farm.
came down for the wedding.
flew down to Florida
down (r):
paid in cash at time of purchase
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put ten dollars down on the necklace
down (r):
in an inactive or inoperative state
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the factory went down during the strike.
the computer went down again
down (r):
to a lower intensity
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he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
down (r):
from an earlier time
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the story was passed down from father to son
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Rumors are usually false, and sometimes the things you see can be misleading as well; be very skeptical until there is proof.


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