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 (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
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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.
Full back Mason hesitated fractionally on his own 22 but it was enough for the alert Duignan to pounce, charge down his kick and score with Elwood's easy conversion leaving it 18-14 after 53 minutes.
NEW HATTERS boss Ricky Hill put a disappointing defeat in his first game in charge down to 'stage fright'.
Lassie, that lovable collie and star of its own television show, would charge down a cliff.
Italy may have outscored Scotland one try to nil at Murrayfield, thanks to a 78th-minute charge down from Andrea Masi, but it was Paterson and his right boot that proved the difference.
CRAZY: (l to r) Lehmann throws the ball at Phillips, sees Viduka and Gudjohnsen charge down clearances and is booked at Spurs
Or maybe he'd keep it himself, charge down the lane and kiss a layup off the glass.
But then came the deciding blow for Ulster when Humphreys saw Sean McEntee charge down his clearance and, after a frantic race, it was Murphy who touched down as it danced around the in-goal area.
To charge down the lane, hearing sounds of violence, to help someone - I think he's a national hero," Connolly said yesterday.
The returning Ricky Aley added the conversion before slotting a drop goal and Nuns were level at half-time when Tim Douglas reacted first to a charge down to score.
Under Ross Carr and DJ Kane's second year in charge Down produced a storming second half display to see off Sligo, showing resilience which was thin on the ground last year and may be too much for Louth.
Wales star Iestyn Harris has spoken for the first time about the Ronan O'Gara charge down horror which led to one of Ireland's tries during Sunday's 36-15 Dublin rout.
WHEN the lights go green at Silverstone on Sunday afternoon,Michael Schumacher, Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso will power into Copse, stream through Becketts and charge down the Hanger Straight as 85,000 fans look on in awe.
102, lead the charge down Victory Boulevard at 8:30 a.