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English definition of “down”

down

adverb, preposition     /daʊn/
LOWER PLACE A2 towards or in a lower place : The kids ran down the hill to the gate . She tripped and fell down. I bent down to have a look .Down and downwardMoving downwards
LEVEL/AMOUNT towards or at a lower level or amount : Can you turn the music down? Slow down so they can see us.Raising and lowering
SURFACE A1 moving from above and onto a surface : I sat down and turned on the TV. Put that box down on the floor .Down and downwardMoving downwards
DIRECTION in or towards a particular direction , usually south : Pete's moved down to London.Down and downwardMoving downwards
down the road/river, etc A2 along or further along the road / river , etc : There's another pub further down the street .Through, across, opposite and against
note/write, etc sth down B1 to write something on a piece of paper : Can I just take down your phone number ?Writing and typing
STOMACH inside your stomach : He's had food poisoning and can't keep anything down.Down and downwardMoving downwards
be down to sb UK to be someone's responsibility or decision : I've done all I can now, the rest is down to you.Duty, obligation and responsibility
come/go down with sth to become sick : The whole family came down with food poisoning .Being and falling ill
(Definition of down adverbpreposition from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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