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1. verb To eat or drink something very quickly. Wow, you guys really downed that dish—I guess you liked it!
2. verb To throw or shove someone to the ground. Well, that was a quick wrestling match—Adam downed his opponent in no time at all.
3. noun In American football, one of four chances to advance a minimum of 10 yards. If the team in possession of the ball does not advance 10 yards in these four attempts, then they yield the ball to their opponent. On a miraculous play, they scored a touchdown on fourth down.
4. adjective Sad or depressed. Sorry, I'm a little down—I had a really bad day.
5. adjective Not functioning, as of a machine or system. The computer system will be down this weekend for some routine maintenance.
6. adjective Finished or completed. All right, one room down, two to go before our painting is done.
7. adjective At a deficit; behind in the score. We're only down by one, so we have plenty of time to make a comeback in the third period.
8. adjective Committed to memory. I still don't have the quadratic equation down—can you remind me what it is?

*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.

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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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Merthyr had the final say of the first half when Downes grabbed his second try which Jarvis converted to make the interval score 27-10 in their favour.
The acoustic proved not so congenial to the diction in Paula Downes' brave, exposed and extended soprano singing in her father's Dreamland, a well-imagined, atmospheric and inspired setting of Edgar Allan Poe's otherworldly poem.
So much has been researched, and Downes has conceived so many thoughtful details for each generation, that one book could easily have been multiple volumes.
The judge said Mr Downes was among a group of pedestrians waiting to cross Brassington Avenue when Sandhu's Honda Civic approached at "excessive speed" at 10.30am on November 8.
The starting point in Downes's project of evaluating Mahler's place in these composers' imaginations is the multifaceted profile of romanticism, one which absorbs the "modernist" elements that are often found in Mahler, such as discontinuity and fragmentation.
The jury heard that the defendants maintained another prisoner "had thrown some of Mr Downes' belongings out of a window".
This was possibly the first major confirmation that Halo 5 was in development, after Downes told (http://www.gamezone.com/news/2014/02/13/breaking-voice-of-master-chief-confirms-halo-2-anniversary-says-halo-5-won-t-release-this-year) GameZone in an interview: "I think you may be ahead of yourself on Halo 5," Downes said.
Kieran Downes Ph.D., P.Geo has over 40 years diversified experience in uranium, base metals, gold and diamond exploration.
Lord Justice Treacy told the Court of Appeal that 61-year-old Robert Downes had got off too lightly when he was handed a suspended sentence at Durham Crown Court in November.
Maps, Downes noted, were "absolutely inaccurate & unreliable" given that they were mostly "hurriedly sketched and dependent upon the angle of observation & distance for their shape." Instead, he suggested that long eskers provided a much more reliable guide to the country.
Business Advisory firm Deloitte stepped in this week and took control from Sketchley Grange Hotel Ltd which was run by the Downes brothers and employs around 160 staff.
Downes, who added that acupuncture has been used to treat animals for nearly 4,000 years in China, but only for decades in North America.
Downes is one of those rare scholars writing from a position where competing interests intersect--The Classical Tradition, Genre Studies, Feminist Criticism and Theory, English and American Literature Studies, and Creative Writing.