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Translation of "down" - English-Spanish dictionary

down

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 abajo Prices have been going down steadily. towards or in a place thought of as being lower, especially southward or away from a centre/center abajo We went down from Glasgow to Bristol. downward adjective leading, moving etc down descendente 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 vagabundo a hostel for down-and-outs. down-at-heel adjective shabby, untidy and not well looked after or well-dressed desaliñado 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 abatido He wore a downcast expression on his face. downfall noun a disastrous fall, especially a final failure or ruin ruina 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 desanimado 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 chaparrón We were caught in a torrential downpour. downright adverb plainly; there’s no other word for it absolutamente I think he was downright rude! downstairs adjective , downstairsadverb on or towards a lower floor abajo 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 céntrico 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 oprimido 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 ¡abajo! 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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