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English definition of “down”


adverb (LOWER LEVEL)    /daʊn/
in or towards a lower level , a smaller amount , or a simpler state : The rate of inflation is finally going down. Turn the TV down - it's way too loud ! The nurse bandaged my sprained ankle to keep the swelling down (= to limit the swelling ). If you wait a few months , the price will come down. Milan were three goals down (= losing by three goals ) at half-time . The number of students at this school has gone down from 500 last year to 410.Small in number and quantity Grammar:Down, downwards or Grammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:Grammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:
(Definition of down adverb (LOWER LEVEL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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