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NGSL Rank: 108
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  • towards or in a lower place or position, especially to or on the ground or another surface.
    E.g. she looked down
  • to or at a lower level of intensity, volume, or activity.
    E.g. keep the noise down
  • in or into a weaker or worse position, mood, or condition.
    E.g. he was down with the flu
  • in or into writing.
    E.g. Graham noted the numbers down carefully
  • (with reference to partial payment of a sum of money) made initially or on the spot.
    E.g. pay £5 down and the rest at the end of the month
  • (of sailing) with the current or the wind.
  • (of the ball or a player in possession) not in play, typically through progress being stopped.
  • from a higher to a lower point of (something).
    E.g. up and down the stairs
  • throughout (a period of time).
    E.g. astrologers down the ages
  • directed or moving towards a lower place or position.
    E.g. the down escalator
  • unhappy or depressed.
    E.g. he's been so down lately
  • (of a computer system) temporarily out of action or unavailable.
    E.g. sorry, but the computer's down
  • supporting or going along with someone or something.
    E.g. you got to be down with me
  • denoting a flavour (variety) of stable quark having relatively low mass and an electric charge of − 1/3. In the Standard Model protons and neutrons are composed of up and down quarks.
  • knock or bring to the ground.
    E.g. 175 enemy aircraft had been downed
  • consume (something, typically a drink).
    E.g. he downed five pints of cider
  • a period of unwelcome experiences or negative mood.
    E.g. there had been more downs than ups during his years at the company
  • a chance for a team to advance the ball, ending when the ball carrier is tackled or the ball becomes out of play. A team must advance at least ten yards in a series of four downs in order to keep possession.
  • soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird.
    E.g. the baby penguins' woolly down is essential in the Antarctic winter
  • a gently rolling hill.
    E.g. the gentle green contours of the downs
  • a stretch of sea off the east coast of Kent, sheltered by the Goodwin Sands.

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