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down1

down1

 
 
pronunciation:
daUn
parts of speech:
adverb, preposition, adjective
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part of speech: adverb
definition 1: from a higher to a lower position.
The rain came down.
synonyms:
below, over
antonyms:
up
similar words:
downstairs
definition 2: to a lower or worse level.
Turn down the radio.His grades have gone down.
similar words:
worse
 
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 street.
synonyms:
along
similar words:
across, through, up
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) sad; not happy.
He has been feeling down since the accident.
synonyms:
sad, unhappy
antonyms:
cheerful
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  • downward:
    toward a lower level; down.
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