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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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Depending on how quickly the merchandise moves, it can be marked down another 15-20 percent at the clearance stores.
I don't like the sound of this, given that Churchill's Battle of Britain radio speech in 1940 was marked down for repetition and the wrong use of words.
Pupils with good writing skills had been marked down because of a "formulaic mark scheme", the NAHT said.
Also, Tom Dascombe's sprinter is probably better suited by the Fibresand, whereas Haggas has always had Dig Deep marked down as more of a Polytrack specialist (he's won twice at Wolverhampton, albeit over 7f).
The amount of times he has gone over the ball or in with scandalous two-footed challenges has him marked down as a potential leg-breaker.
Everything from holiday decorations to cozy winter bedding was marked down on a variety of Web sites, from those of mass merchants to department stores to specialty retailers.
Too often, bus stations are dreadful, offering inefficient dark, dank and stinking shelters to travellers, who are automatically marked down as second class citizens.
One of my own children, whose college education cost about $25,000 a year, reported that in some classes you could be marked down for using the word "reality" without the quotation marks.
But actress Julie, who now appears on the BBC show Give Us A Clue, won't get as good a bargain as the buyer of a diamond and gold bracelet by David Morris, marked down from pounds 85,000 to just pounds 42,000 at London's Selfridges last year.
He sounded genuine and, as it's only his 12th Premier League game, he deserves the chance to prove he will learn rather than being marked down as a cheat.
In the revised budget 2015, the government has marked down the economic growth rate for this year from 4 to 3.5 percent.
The company said it marked down the value of its assets by AU$867 million ($776 million).
Then we're at December 8, which is a bit too early but the 15th is too late and would have me marked down as Scrooge-type figure in my neighbourhood.
A FORMER Caerphilly social worker has been marked down for 18 months for multiple failings in her professional performance.
I've got her marked down as a mid-division runner, but if there is no pace early, I wouldn't be surprised to see her go on, possibly to ensure a gallop for her illustrious stablemate.