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down1

down1

 
 
pronunciation:
daUn
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective, noun, verb
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from a higher to a lower position; toward or into a lower position.
The rain came down in buckets.She reached down to pick up the cat.
synonyms:
below, beneath, downward, over
antonyms:
aloft, up
similar words:
downstairs, headlong, low, under
definition 2: to or at a lower or worse level.
Turn down the radio.His grades have gone down.
synonyms:
downward, low
antonyms:
up
similar words:
worse
definition 3: to or in a lying or sitting position.
He sat down on the couch.Lie down and go to sleep.
similar words:
flat, prone
definition 4: from a past time.
That story has been handed down in my family for generations.
similar words:
along, forth, onward, through
definition 5: in writing.
It is wise to put your ideas down on paper.
 
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: to a lower position or level.
They walked down the stairs.
antonyms:
up
definition 2: along; through.
We ran down the path.
synonyms:
along
similar words:
across, through, up
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unhappy; sad; discouraged.
He has been feeling down since he broke his leg.
synonyms:
blue, dejected, low, sad, unhappy
antonyms:
cheerful, joyful, up
similar words:
downcast, melancholy
definition 2: sick.
The whole family is down with the flu.
synonyms:
ill, sick, unwell
antonyms:
better, up
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a bad period.
We have had our ups and downs.
synonyms:
lapse
antonyms:
advance
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: downed, downing, downs
definition 1: to knock over; cause to fall.
The wind downed a telephone pole.
synonyms:
tip over, topple
similar words:
deck, fell, floor, overturn, upset
definition 2: (informal) to beat; defeat.
Our team downed their team six to nothing.
synonyms:
beat, defeat
similar words:
clobber, conquer, cream, fell, lick, overcome, thrash, whip
definition 3: to drink quickly; gulp.
She downed a glass of juice before running to catch the bus.
synonyms:
gulp down
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  • downward:
    toward a lower level; down.
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