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down

adjective, adverb [not gradable] (AT A LOWER LEVEL)   /dɑʊn/
in or toward a lower place or level, a smaller amount, or a simpler state: Unemployment went down last month, dropping to under 6%. Lots of stores are having sales, and prices are coming down. He was down to his last $5 (= that was all he had left). Down is used with a lot of verbs to show that something is becoming smaller, weaker, slower, or less: The fire burned down. She’s slimmed down a lot in the past few months. Would you please turn down the music – it’s too loud.
(Definition of down adjective, adverb (AT A LOWER LEVEL) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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