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English definition of “down”


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 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 (FAR) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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