Meaning of “down” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb, preposition us uk /daʊn/
Extra Examples
Could you go down and let Darren in?She reached down to stroke the dog's head.Tears rolled down her face.His car started rolling down the drive.He ran down the stairs.

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.

towards or at a lower level or amount:

Can you turn the music down?
Slow down so they can see us.

A1 moving from above and onto a surface:

I sat down and turned on the TV.
Put that box down on the floor.

in or towards a particular direction, usually south:

Pete's moved down to London.
down the road/river, etc

A2 along or further along the road/river, etc:

There's another pub further down the street.
note/write, etc sth down

B1 to write something on a piece of paper:

Can I just take down your phone number?

inside your stomach:

He's had food poisoning and can't keep anything down.
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.
come/go down with sth

to become sick:

The whole family came down with food poisoning.

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(Definition of “down adverb, preposition” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)