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mark sth down

phrasal verb with mark uk   /mɑːk/  us   /mɑːrk/ verb
  • (REDUCE)

to ​reduce the ​price of something, usually in ​order to ​encouragepeople to ​buy it: Low ​consumerdemand has ​forced us to ​mark down a ​widerange of ​goods, sometimes by as much as 30 ​percent. Shares in the ​electricitycompanies were ​marked down ​following the ​announcement of the new ​energytax.
  • (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 ​itemsold. Look ​carefully at these ​questions and ​markyouranswers down in the ​right-handcolumn.
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mark sth down

phrasal verb with mark uk   us   /mɑːk/ verb [T]
COMMERCE to ​reduce the ​price of something, usually in ​order to encourage ​people to ​buy it: mark sth down by sth Low ​consumerdemand has ​forced us to ​mark down a wide ​range of ​goods. Everything in the ​store is ​marked down today.
FINANCE, ECONOMICS to make the ​value of something ​lower: Shares in the electricity ​companies were ​marked down ​following the announcement of the new ​energytax. They have ​marked down their ​forecasts for ​growth.
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