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mark down

1. verb To record or make a note of something, typically by making a mark of some kind with a writing utensil or digitally. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mark" and "down." Did you mark down my score for that last round? Sure, mark me down for a $20 donation.
2. verb To reduce the price of something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mark" and "down." Would you be willing to mark it down a little? I'm trying to stick to a budget. Those bananas have all been marked down because they're starting to turn brown.
3. verb To subtract points from an overall score due to an incorrect answer, poor performance, etc. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "mark" and "down." The gymnast is definitely going to see her score marked down for several small infractions. I would have had a perfect score, but the teacher marked it down for a few spelling mistakes.
4. noun A discount, or a discounted item. In this usage, the phrase is usually hyphenated or written as one word. I always go to the sale rack in the back to take a look at the markdowns. Do they ever offer any mark-downs, or are their prices always the same?
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mark someone down

[for a teacher] to give someone a low score. He'll mark you down for misspelled words. I marked down Tom for bad spelling.
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mark something down

 
1. Lit. to write something down on paper. She marked the number down on the paper. She marked down the number.
2. Fig. to reduce the price of something. We are going to mark all this merchandise down next Monday. We marked down the merchandise.
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mark down

Reduce the price of something, as in If they mark down these shoes, I'll buy two pairs. The mark here alludes to the label indicating a price. [Mid-1800s]
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mark down

v.
1. To write a description or symbol for something observed; make a note of something: I marked down the characteristics of every bird I saw in the woods. Did you mark the directions down?
2. To lower the price of something offered for sale: The department store marked down all of its shoes last week by 20 percent. The baker marks the bread down an hour before closing.
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The new rule, approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission in November 2016, will require that firms disclose on retail-customer confirmations the mark-up or mark-down for certain transactions in corporate and agency bonds.
It significantly reduced discounting and promotional activity in the period by not holding a midseason sale, while the summer sale was put back by a week and lower levels of mark-down were used.
1.471-8, the proposed regulations add rules addressing the treatment of sales-based vendor allowances, vendor mark-down allowances, and margin protection payments.
Referring to certain reports on the fall of Iran's oil price, he said that "Currently sale on credit or mark-down is not on NIOC's agenda."
The unit with the day's biggest price cut is a $200,000 mark-down on a three-bedroom, three-bathroom condominium unit at 201 West 72nd Street.
A mark-down for miners from Morgan Stanley sent the FTSE 100 Index tumbling to a 3% fall yesterday but investors returned to the sector today amid hopes the sell-off was overdone.
Shower Gel: Major brands and others at mark-down prices.
After identifying a number of general points of symmetry between them, this paper more carefully examines the connection between the mark-up pricing behavior of a product seller and the mark-down pricing behavior of a resource hirer.
The group also reported higher than budgeted mark-down costs after a disappointing performance in childrenswear, despite a strong launch of the David Beckham ranges in September.
A note for the diary: Debenhams Mark-Down Megadays are planned for November 21-23 with 20-25% off listed pr ices.
The move at the North Shields store follows improvements in the management of Marks & Spencer stock levels, by making investments in the supply chain and IT systems, and also better managing of price mark-downs in stores.
As a result of the mark-downs planned mainly for seasonings, one liter of Kikkoman Corp.'s koikuchi (rich taste) soy sauce will retail for 258 yen, down from 308 yen, while the prices for the mild and medium-hot varieties of BBQ sauce sold by Ebara Foods Industry Co.
November sees even further mark-downs on various NIKE Vision (Glasses) and NIKE Timing (Watches).
However, halved pre-tax profits, albeit in line with expectations, continued to reflect a lack of consumer confidence and nervousness in the High Street as mark-downs persist among many retailers.
While Debenhams said it had been forced to increase mark-downs, it added profits for the period were still likely to be in line with City hopes.