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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.
See also: charge, down
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.
Fullback Scott Spedding had just brought France level with a 54-metre penalty when Retallick charged down Frederic Michalak's clearance kick, gathered the ball on the first bounce and lumbered to the line to touch down.
87: Johnson header from Maddison corner charged down.
Despite taking the lead midway through the first half when Luke Sherbon charged down a clearance from keeper Dave Jones to score, the Black and Greens found themselves 3-1 down.
For the second week running the Copley side were outplayed in the set scrums, although it was two tries from charged down kicks which brought their downfall.
Welsh-qualified Kiwi Anscombe was charged down by his opposite number Shane Geraghty at a key stage during Saturday's 34-23 European Challenge Cup defeat to London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.
The youngster saw his clearance kicked charged down by Zebre lock Valerio Bernabo for the game's opening try.