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downer

1. A bad or depressing thing or situation. Geez, that movie was a real downer. Sorry, I'm being so quiet—this day was just a downer.
2. An unpleasant experience induced by drugs. No, I don't take that stuff anymore—I had a downer last time.
3. A drug that acts as a sedative or a depressant. I guess those drugs were downers because they didn't give me the pick-me-up I'd hoped for.

downer

and down and downie
1. n. a barbiturate or a tranquilizer. (Drugs.) Too much booze with those downers, and you’re dead.
2. n. a bad drug experience; a down trip. (Drugs.) That stuff you gave me was a real downer.
3. n. a depressing event; a bad situation; a down trip. These cloudy days are always downers.

downie

verb
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In contrast to Downie's travails, 20-year-old Fraser rose to the occasion superbly to finish just over halfa-point behind bronze medallist Kazuma Kaya, of Japan.
Downie said: "The fact she can fall twice and step out on floor is insane.
Trudeau also issued a statement regarding Downie's death to his (http://pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2017/10/18/statement-prime-minister-canada-death-gord-downie) official website Wednesday.
Secret Path is a powerful collaboration, combining Downie's poems, which provide narrative framework with ideas and emotions, and Lemire's comics, which flesh out and ground the story with events and visuals.
Downie, along with Jeff Lemire, has published Secret Path, a graphic novel detailing the story and will release an accompanying album Oct.
Now Downie has a new solo album to be released this fall in conjunction with an 88-page graphic novel, Secret Path, co-authored with Jeff Lemire.
With regards to their expectations towards the currency's devaluation, all agreed that a devaluation is imminent, while their point of view in regards to the new value differed, most agreed that the exchange rate will shift to EGP 11.5-12 to the US dollar, except for Downie, who predicted a lower devaluation rate at EGP 9.5.
"Of course it would have been amazing to get a medal," said Becky Downie, Ellie's sister.
When Downie tested its genes for the dieback tolerance markers, Betty met the criteria for low susceptibility 'Betty is important because it gives us confidence that our genetic predictions are working in UK trees' he says.
That means Amy Tinkler, Ruby Harrold, Ellie Downie, Becky Downie, Claudia Fragapane and Kelly Simm - who posted an impressive combined total of 227.162 at the Hydro on Friday - are guaranteed to be on a plane to Brazil next summer.
In the cadets colour belts category, the following took medals: Gwennan Hopkins gold (sparring), bronze (patterns) Lewis Barrow gold (sparring), bronze (patterns), Rowan Downie, gold (sparring), bronze (patterns), Mya Campbell silver (sparring), gold (patterns), Lilly Downie, silver (sparring), Lewis Barrow bronze (patterns), Ifan Coyle bronze (patterns) Anyone interested in training with the club or for more information, contact Senior Master Lawes on 07860 860795.
It's likely no coincidence that its president and CEO, Ewan Downie, is a business major rather than a degreed geologist.
Father Andrew Downie from the church said he was baffled at the reason behind the repeat attacks.