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  • n  soft fine feathers
  • n  (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    you have four downs to gain ten yards
  • n  English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
  • n  (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
  • 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)
  • v  drink down entirely
    He downed three martinis before dinner
  • v  eat immoderately
    Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • v  bring down or defeat (an opponent)
  • v  shoot at and force to come down
  • v  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
  • v  improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  • a  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
  • s  extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
    the down staircase
    the downward course of the stream
  • s  becoming progressively lower
    the down trend in the real estate market
  • s  being put out by a strikeout
    two down in the bottom of the ninth
  • s  understood perfectly
    had his algebra problems down
  • s  lower than previously
    prices are down
  • s  shut
    the shades were down
  • s  not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
    we can't work because the computer is down
  • s  filled with melancholy and despondency
    downcast after his defeat
    feeling discouraged and downhearted
  • r  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
  • r  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
  • r  paid in cash at time of purchase
    put ten dollars down on the necklace
  • r  from an earlier time
    the story was passed down from father to son
  • r  to a lower intensity
    he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
  • r  in an inactive or inoperative state
    the factory went down during the strike
    the computer went down again

  • Markets are down in early trading this morning, and you get the feeling that this might not be a terrific week.
  • What raw milk fans most resent is stepped-up efforts to crack down on a personal choice that wasn't doing anyone else any harm.
  • Rush, whose 29-year-old son had been gunned down on the South Side a couple of months earlier, said there was no excuse for missing "one of the most important votes in memory.
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  • Thumbs Down
    Opinion Thumbs Down Thumbs down to the City of Grand Haven’s insurance provider ... Jun 12, 2013 ... for not paying for the $200,000 dune fix after the water pipe blowout atop Water Tank Hill at Mulligan’s Hollow. Isn’t this what we pay insurance for? See the Tribune Opinion page for your daily dose of our Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down! (function() { var params = { id: "add9bbeb-27d9-457b-a84b ...
    June 12, 2013 - Grand Haven Tribune
  • Ratings down slightly for Game 3 of NBA Finals
    Ratings for Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Monday night were down 4 percent from the previous year, but it still was the most-watched programming in prime time, according to Nielsen.
    June 12, 2013 - The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports
  • Oil price down slightly on lower demand forecast
    The price of oil was down slightly but remained above $95 a barrel Wednesday as experts said global demand for crude would be slightly lower than previously expected. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark ...
    June 12, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  • Mark Cavendish in The Associated Press
    As if shoving a trillion-dollar government takeover of healthcare down the throat of a disapproving American public wasn't enough, apparently the Obama administration intends to arrogantly circumvent the American people yet again by... Mitch McConnell Los Angeles Times,0,7588388.story&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNHQsqwgnhJjKcbsQYXi1UmLeX8USQ Jul 6, 2010 29972 38780 down It's incredible, it's been a long time," said Cavendish of his stage win. "Yesterday wasn't that great for us. I let the guys down."

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