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mark sth down

verb uk phrasal verb with mark   /mɑːk/ us    /mɑːrk/

(REDUCE)

to reduce the price of something, usually in order to encourage people to buy it: Low consumer demand has forced us to mark down a wide range of goods, sometimes by as much as 30 percent. Shares in the electricity companies were marked down following the announcement of the new energy tax.

(RECORD)

to write something on a piece of paper in order to make a record of it: I've marked down the number of each item sold. Look carefully at these questions and mark your answers down in the right-hand column.
(Definition of mark sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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