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  • EN [ daʊn]
  • US [ daʊn]

English definition


  • 1. soft fine feathers

  • 2. (American football) a complete play to advance the football;

    • "you have 4 downs to gain 10 yards"
  • 3. (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

  • 4. fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)


  • 1. drink down entirely;

    • "He downed three martinis before dinner"
    • "She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
    • "They popped a few beer after work"
  • 2. eat immoderately;

    • "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
  • 3. bring down or defeat (an opponent)

  • 4. shoot at and force to come down;

    • "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
  • 5. cause to come or go down;

    • "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"
    • "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
  • 6. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing;

    • "refine one's style of writing"


  • 1. being or moving lower in position or less in some value;

    • "lay face down"
    • "the moon is down"
    • "our team is down by a run"
    • "down by a pawn"
    • "the stock market is down today"
  • 2. becoming progressively lower;

    • "the down trend in the real estate market"
  • 3. understood perfectly;

    • "had his algebra problems down"
  • 4. extending or moving from a higher to a lower place;

    • "the down staircase"
    • "the downward course of the stream"
  • 5. out;

    • "two down in the last of the ninth"
  • 6. lower than previously;

    • "the market is depressed"
    • "prices are down"
  • 7. shut;

    • "the shades were down"
  • 8. cut down;

    • "the tree is down"
  • 9. not functioning (temporarily or permanently);

    • "we can't work because the computer is down"
  • 10. low in spirits;

    • "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"
  • 11. the fractional price paid in cash at time of purchase;

    • "the down payment"
    • "a payment of $200 down"


  • 1. spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position;

    • "don't fall down"
    • "rode the lift up and skied down"
    • "prices plunged downward"
  • 2. away from a more central or a more northerly place;

    • "was sent down to work at the regional office"
    • "worked down on the farm"
    • "came down for the wedding"
    • "flew down to Florida"
  • 3. paid in cash at time of purchase;

    • "put ten dollars down on the necklace"
  • 4. from an earlier time;

    • "the story was passed down from father to son"
  • 5. to a lower intensity;

    • "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"
  • 6. in an inactive or inoperative state;

    • "the factory went down during the strike"
    • "the computer went down again"

Example sentences

  • Lay the baby down gently.

  • Hearing that there was an emergency case, the doctor put down his chopsticks and left at once.

  • I must ask you to tone down your remarks; they are giving offence to some of our visitors.

  • Has that noisy class settled down yet?

  • I like the way that her hair hangs down.

  • He was so worried that sweat began to pour down his face.

  • He was able to shoot down a flying bird with the bow and arrow.

  • You can render the chicken down to make stock for soup.

  • All citizens should help the police in tracking the criminals down.

  • I fell down over a stone.

  • The car slid down the steep gradient into the river.

  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.

  • He tore down the notice.

  • He sat down to a great dish of macaroni.

  • For this his boss dressed him down for a good while.

  • We went down town to do some Christmas shopping and all the world and his wife were there.

  • Litter in the hen coop beds down if it is not raked.

  • We were pinned down by the enemy fire.

  • The defendant was borne down by the weight of evidence.

  • The boy was driving the sheep down the hill.

  • I watched the climbers come down into the valley.

  • She liked the dress that buttons down the back.

  • The sea gradually calmed down as we steamed out.

  • Don't look down on the role women can play.

  • Pipe down! I'm trying to listen to the news.

  • Heavy rain lashed down on the roof, making a terrible noise.

  • The skiers sped down the slope.

  • The natives look down their noses at foreigners.

  • The door won't fit ; you'll have to file it down.

  • Retail business slacks down when employment drops.

Phrase collocation

  • be (或 have) a down on

    (informal)disapprove of; feel hostile or antagonistic towards

  • be down to

    be attributable to (a particular factor or circumstance)

    • he claimed his problems were down to the media.

    be left with only (the specified amount)

    • I'm down to my last few pounds.

  • down in the mouth

    (informal)(of a person or their expression) unhappy; dejected

  • down on one's luck

    (informal)experiencing a period of bad luck

  • down tools

    (Brit. informal)stop work, especially as a form of industrial action

    • the union instructed its members to down tools.

  • down town

    into or in the centre of a town

    • I went down town to do a few errands.

  • have (或 put) someone/thing down as

    judge someone or something to be (a particular type)

    • I never had Jake down as a ladies' man.

  • down in the mouth 或 down at the mouth

    Discouraged; sad; dejected.

  • down on

    &I{Informal} Hostile or negative toward; ill-disposed to

    • was down on jogging after his injury.

  • down on (one's) luck

    Afflicted by misfortune.


  • down with something

    • Let's get down with some good music.

    • Pete wanted to get down with some grapes.

    • I was down with the flu for two weeks.

  • pin something down

    • I can't quite pin my feeling down.

  • sell somebody down the river

    • It's my considered opinion, Yurochka, we've been sold down the river.

  • down to the wire

    • We went right down to the wire on that one.

    • It came down to the wire before I turned the proposal in.

  • order of down

    • Has the waitress brought you an order of down?

  • scarf down

    • He scarfed down three hamburgers and a large order of fries.

  • pickem up and layem down

    • Pick'em up and lay'em down for the doctor.

    • He picked'em up and laid'em down his feel tired.

  • do down

    • We should do down of the exceptional opportunities open in exports.

    • He did the old lady down into lending him all her money for his business.

    • Perhaps they will be unemployed ,or otherwise done down.

    • The student often does down his fellow students.

    • There's no need to do yourself down.

  • lay down

    • You really think I should just lay down and let them walk all over me?

  • down and dirty

    • a down and dirty campaign


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