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English definition of “down”

down

adverb (DESTROY)    /daʊn/
If you burn , cut , or knock something or someone down, you cause it or them to fall to the ground , usually damaged , destroyed , or injured : The house burned down many years ago. These trees will have to be cut down to make way for the new road .UK She was knocked down by a car and killed instantly .Down and downwardMoving downwards 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 (DESTROY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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