charge down

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 In sports (especially rugby), the stopping of forward progression of the ball with one's body. In this usage, it is usually hyphenated or spelled as one word. A charge-down of their last-minute penalty kick foiled any hope they had for a late-game upset.
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In one, the cow-buffaloes stood with their calves in the center, and glared and pawed, ready, if a wolf would only stay still, to charge down and trample the life out of him.
His mount was walking sedately when I first perceived them, but the instant that the red man's eyes fell upon us a word to the thoat brought the animal at full charge down upon us.
The winger was then let loose down the right side and began to charge down the field - but unfortunately in what was a reoccurring theme throughout the match, Thunder were unable to capitalise on their final play.
The Fijian-born centre looked to charge down a Halfpenny kick on 74 minutes, before crashing his shoulder into the face of Halfpenny, who had to be replaced after needing treatment.
"The last time we were here in New Jersey, he got charged down twice but he did a charge down himself on Saturday.
The heroic charge down and follow-up tackle signalled the end of Caldy's hopes of stealing victory.
They could not break through further and their best chance came after a charge down by lock Richard Bullough, but he and scrum half Ed Cockroft were beaten to the ball as they raced for the line.
CARDIFF Blues boss Mark Hammett insists he has no worries over Gareth Anscombe despite the outside-half conceding a charge down try for the second week in a row.
The second-row was then in place to charge down Hughes' clearance and stretched out to score.
"The charge down was a big turning point," said Humphreys.
Drag racers will be able to test the limits of their very own road cars or motorbikes and charge down BIC's world-class quarter-mile strip, while drifters will have a chance to showcase their skills of supreme car control along a pre-determined course at the circuit car park.
Go from zero to 100kph in about one second and charge down the strip in mind-boggling speed.
Charlie Hodgson scored from his charge down of Dan Parks' kick against Scotland at Murrayfield before the England outside-half repeated the trick against Italy in Rome last week.
"I thought we were defensively outstanding and aside from their try on a charge down from a kick, I can't remember us being broken.
A charge down after a charge down score (that's) easily averted and they're the things we have to master.