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adverb (FAR)    /daʊn/
B1 used, especially with prepositions, to emphasize that a place is far from you or from somewhere considered to be central: I'll meet you down at the club after work. He has a house down by the harbour. I'm going down to the shop to buy some milk.Distant in space and time in or towards the south: Things are much more expensive down (in the) south. My parents live down in Florida, but they come up to Chicago every summer. We're moving down to London.Down and downwardMoving downwards Grammar:Down, downwards or See moreGrammar:DownWe use down mostly as a preposition or adverb. It means ‘in or moving to a low or lower position or level’:See moreGrammar:Downwards, downwardDownwards is an adverb. It means ‘movement towards a lower position’:See more
(Definition of down adverb (FAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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