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  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    • refine one's style of writing
  • cause to come or go down
    • The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect
    • The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet
  • shoot at and force to come down
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft
  • bring down or defeat (an opponent)
  • eat immoderately
    • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • drink down entirely
    • He downed three martinis before dinner
    • She killed a bottle of brandy that night
    • They popped a few beer after work
  • in an inactive or inoperative state
    • the factory went down during the strike
    • the computer went down again
  • to a lower intensity
    • he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black
  • from an earlier time
    • the story was passed down from father to son
  • paid in cash at time of purchase
    • put ten dollars down on the necklace
  • away from a more central or a more northerly place
    • was sent down to work at the regional office
    • worked down on the farm
    • came down for the wedding
    • flew down to Florida
  • spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position
    • don't fall down
    • rode the lift up and skied down
    • prices plunged downward
  • filled with melancholy and despondency
    • gloomy at the thought of what he had to face
    • gloomy predictions
    • a gloomy silence
    • took a grim view of the economy
    • the darkening mood
    • lonely and blue in a strange city
    • depressed by the loss of his job
    • a dispirited and resigned expression on her face
    • downcast after his defeat
    • feeling discouraged and downhearted
  • not functioning (temporarily or permanently)
    • we can't work because the computer is down
  • shut
    • the shades were down
  • lower than previously
    • the market is depressed
    • prices are down
  • understood perfectly
    • had his algebra problems down
  • being put out by a strikeout
    • two down in the bottom of the ninth
  • becoming progressively lower
    • the down trend in the real estate market
  • extending or moving from a higher to a lower place
    • the down staircase
    • the downward course of the stream
  • being or moving lower in position or less in some value
    • lay face down
    • the moon is down
    • our team is down by a run
    • down by a pawn
    • the stock market is down today
  • fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
  • (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
  • English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
  • (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards
  • soft fine feathers
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