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Translation of "down" - English-Spanish dictionary


adverb /daun/
towards or in a low or lower position, level or state
(hacia) abajo
He climbed down to the bottom of the ladder.
on or to the ground
al suelo
The little boy fell down and cut his knee.
from earlier to later times
a través de los tiempos
The recipe has been handed down in our family for years.
from a greater to a smaller size, amount etc
Prices have been going down steadily.
towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre/center
We went down from Glasgow to Bristol.
downward adjective leading, moving etc down
His career has taken a downward curve.
downward(s) adverb towards a lower position or state
hacia abajo
The path led downward (s) towards the sea.
down-and-out noun a person having no money and no means of earning a living
a hostel for down-and-outs.
down-at-heel adjective shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed
Although this part of town looks a bit down-at-heel these days, it is still worth a visit.
downcast adjective (of a person) depressed; in low spirits
He wore a downcast expression on his face.
downfall noun a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin
the downfall of the Roman empire.
downgrade verb to reduce to a lower level, especially of importance
bajar de categoría
Greece’s credit rating was downgraded.
downhearted adjective depressed and in low spirits, especially lacking the inclination to carry on with something
Don’t be downhearted! We may yet win.
downhill adverb down a slope
cuesta abajo
The road goes downhill from here onwards.
towards a worse and worse state
de mal en peor
We expected him to die, I suppose, because he’s been going steadily downhill for months.
downhill racing noun racing downhill on skis.
esquí de descenso
downhill skiing noun going downhill on skis.
esquí de descenso
down in the mouth adjective miserable; in low spirits
con la moral por los suelos
He was rather down in the mouth after the trip was cancelled.
down payment noun (business ) a payment in cash, especially to begin the purchase of something for which further payments will be made over a period of time
entrada, pago inicial
They have enough money to make their first down payment on a house.
downpour noun a very heavy fall of rain
We were caught in a torrential downpour.
downright adverb plainly; there’s no other word for it
I think he was downright rude!
downstairs adjective , downstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor
He walked downstairs I left my book downstairs a downstairs flat.
downstream adverb further along a river towards the sea
río abajo
We found/rowed the boat downstream.
down-to-earth adjective practical and not concerned with theories, ideals etc
práctico, con los pies en la tierra
She is a sensible, down-to-earth person.
downtown adjective (American) the part (of a city) containing the main centres for business and shopping
downtown Manhattan.
downtown adverb (also down town) in or towards this area
en el centro de la ciudad
I went downtown yesterday.
down-trodden adjective badly treated; treated without respect
She plays the role of a downtrodden wife in the play.
be/go down with to be or become ill with
estar con algo
The children all went down with measles.
down on one’s luck having bad luck
tener muy mala suerte
She found herself down on her luck.
down tools (British) (of workers) to stop working
dejar de trabajar
When the Anderson was sacked, his fellow workers downed tools and walked out.
down with get rid of
Down with the dictator!
get down to phrasal verb to begin working seriously at or on
ponerse a
I must get down to some work!
suit (someone) down to the ground to suit perfectly
venirle a alguien de perlas
That arrangement will suit me down to the ground.
(Definition of down from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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