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charge down

1. Of an electronic device, to lose or run out of power. My phone charged down during the flight, so I couldn't call my brother to let him know when I arrived.
2. In sports (especially rugby), to stop the forward progression of the ball with one's body. Their hopes for a late-game upset were foiled when they had their last-minute penalty kick charged down by the home team's star player.
3. noun (hyphenated) In sports (especially rugby), the stoppage of forward progression of the ball with one's body. Also seen as "chargedown." A charge-down of their last-minute penalty kick foiled any hope they had for a late-game upset.
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References in classic literature ?
With one hand I caught the jib-boom, while my foot was lodged between the stay and the brace; and as I still clung there panting, a dull blow told me that the schooner had charged down upon and struck the coracle and that I was left without retreat on the HISPANIOLA.
They charged down on him, and he ran just before them to the foot of the ravine, as Akela drove the bulls far to the left.
They charged down upon him like terrified buffaloes.
She sprang to one side as it charged down upon her, but a side blow from its antlers stretched her upon the ground.
Swords of hammered iron--another of my innovations--menaced me, as with lusty shouts the horde charged down.
At length I could endure it no longer, and, taking a fresh grasp upon my long-sword, I turned suddenly and charged down upon one of my tormentors.
Meriem was almost at Korak's side when Tantor saw the long knife in her hand, and then he broke forth from the jungle, bellowing horribly, and charged down upon the frail girl.
And with hideous shouts they charged down upon the Europeans.
devoted village and the wild cavalry of March winds had charged down to their support; I began to understand why Starkfield emerged from its six months' siege like a starved garrison capitulating without quarter.
In the final burning embers of the game, Caldy fly-half Rhys Hayes saw his drop goal attempt charged down which almost certainly would have given the National One newcomers their fourth win of the season.
Josh Adams finished off GJ van Velze's break early in the second period as Warriors sensed a comeback but a charged down Connacht kick fell kindly for Matt Healy to go underneath the sticks for an easy seven points.
He then charged down the stairs and collided with the officer stood at the bottom.
53: Vincelot shot charged down after fine work by Cole and Ricketts.
The Welsh pack responded magnificently, driving the English off the ball and when Elinor Snowsill charged down the attempted clearance, Wilkins pounced on the loose ball to make it 14-8.
GOALS 1-0, Firmino, 59mins: Got away from Van Aanholt at the far post to head Milner's left-wing cross back across goal and into the bottom left-hand corner 2-0, Lallana, 70mins: Tapped into an empty net from six yards after Firmino had charged down Jones' weak attempted clearance and squared from inside the area on the left 2-1, Johnson, 82mins: His 25-yard free-kick from outside the box on the right curled around the wall and under the diving Mignolet to end up just inside the bottom right-hand corner 2-2, Defoe, 89mins: Received Khazri's pass inside the area with his back to goal, turned Sakho and fired past Mignolet into the left side of the net