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abase to bring down the rank, status, or reputation of; degrade.
abasement the act of bringing down or the state of being brought down in rank, status, or reputation.
abrade to rub or wear down a surface by friction. [1/4 definitions]
alight1 to step down or dismount, usu. from a conveyance. [1/2 definitions]
amylase any of a class of enzymes, found in saliva and many tissues of plants and animals, that break down starch to sugars.
antioxidant a substance that prevents or slows down oxidation, sometimes used to combat the deterioration of rubber or soaps.
arrest to slow down; impede; stop. [2/6 definitions]
at an angle slanted up or down; crooked.
attrition a gradual wearing down or erosion as a result of friction. [1/3 definitions]
avalanche the sudden rush of a large quantity of snow, ice, or rocks down a mountain. [2/4 definitions]
banyan a large East Indian fig tree, the branches of which send down added roots which become supports. [1/2 definitions]
batten2 to secure or fasten using battens (usu. fol. by down). [1/4 definitions]
batter1 to wear down by constant pressure or use. [1/3 definitions]
belly-flop to fall or drop oneself heavily down on one's belly, as onto a bed. [1/3 definitions]
bequest property handed down by will; legacy. [1/2 definitions]
bob1 a quick dipping motion; a nod up and down. [3/4 definitions]
bog to become or cause to be stuck or immobilized as in a bog (usu. fol. by down). [1/2 definitions]
bottleneck a style of guitar playing in which the neck of a bottle or a metal tube is slid up and down the strings. [1/4 definitions]
bottommost lowest; furthest down.
bowl over to strike down or throw to the ground. [1/2 definitions]
brake1 to cause to slow down or stop with or as if with a brake. [2/5 definitions]