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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.

down

verb

down

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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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References in classic literature ?
and you can't find a coat that I put down not five minutes ago
It was wildly exhilarating to slide along the edge of the precipices, after this grisly fashion, and look straight down upon that far-off valley which I was describing a while ago.
The king's son was beside himself with pain, and in his despair he leapt down from the tower.
Alice was not a bit hurt, and she jumped up on to her feet in a moment: she looked up, but it was all dark overhead; before her was another long passage, and the White Rabbit was still in sight, hurrying down it.
Do lie down," she added crossly, and buried her face in the pillow.
Once, he was swept fifty feet down the canon-side; but he floundered and scrambled up again without pausing for breath.
It was about dark now; so I dropped the canoe down the river under some willows that hung over the bank, and waited for the moon to rise.
All night, no one had essayed to quench the flames, or stop their progress; but now a body of soldiers were actively engaged in pulling down two old wooden houses, which were every moment in danger of taking fire, and which could scarcely fail, if they were left to burn, to extend the conflagration immensely.
I leaned far out over my horizontal limb and chattered down at him.
In an instant he was in his saddle and spurring down the valley.
Vasili Andreevich shook his head disapprovingly at what Nikita was doing, as in general he disapproved of the peasant's stupidity and lack of education, and he began to settle himself down for the night.
One of them, a grey-bearded veteran, drew the chair a little further down the planked way across the pebbles.
He sat down by the gate, and when a man came out he stood up, opened his mouth, and pointed down it to show that he wanted food.
I don't mind floating down when there's two or three of us in the flat and we can sit up.
Overhead it was simply black, except where a gap of remote blue sky shone down upon us here and there.