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*down (with someone )

Sl. friends with someone; okay or on good terms with someone. (Down = okay. *Typically: be ~; get ~.) It's okay. I'm down with Chuck. Chuck and I are down.


1. mod. depressed; melancholy. (see also down with something.) I feel sort of down today.
2. mod. [of a machine] inoperative. (Originally said of a computer.) The system is down. Come back later.
3. tv. to eat or drink something down quickly. She downed her sandwich in record time.
4. tv. to throw someone down, as in wrestling; to knock someone down as in a fight. Wilbur downed his opponent and won the match.
5. mod. behind in a score. They’re twenty points down, and it looks like the Adamsville team has won.
6. mod. finished; completed; behind one. One down and three to go.
7. mod. learned; memorized. (From sense 6) I’ve got the dates down, but not the names.
8. mod. okay; satisfactory; cool; in agreement. (see also down (with someone).) We had a fight, but we’re down now.
9. mod. prepared; knowledgeable. (From senses 7 and 8.) Are you down for the test tomorrow?
10. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Five beers and he was down.
11. Go to downer.




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Because (a) the head coach tried to manage the clock, (b) the QB and the coach responsible for clock management had not spent enough time on the situation, (c) clock management gets practiced with the other 10 players in the limited time allocated as team time -- although five (eligible receivers) of the 10 players have only a few new things to learn while the remaining five (lineman) are hardly involved at all, (d) the ball is seldom snapped soon enough after the clock has stopped temporarily for a first down, a penalty, a measurement, an injury, or game administration.
Most of the homeless vets are just down on their luck and welcome a little help,'' said Steve Baker, director of Grace Resource Center, a Lancaster food bank and chairman of the Stand Down committee.
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