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down

verb [T] (DEFEAT)    /daʊn/ US
to defeat someone, especially in sport : The Yankees downed the Red Sox 7–0.Scoring, winning and losing in sportWinning and defeatingLosing and being defeatedWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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