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Definition of "down" in Essential American English Dictionary

down

adverb, preposition   /dɑʊn/
A1 moving from above and onto a surface: Put that box down on the floor.
A2 toward or in a lower place: I bent down to have a look.
A2 toward or at a lower level or amount: Can you turn the music down?
down the road, river, etc.
A2 along or further along the road, river, etc.: There’s another gas station down the street.
note/write something down
B1 to write something on a piece of paper: Can I just write down your phone number?
(Definition of down adverb, preposition from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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