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move down

1. To move to a lower position or location. Would you move down already? There's a line of people who need to get down this ladder. I hate the feeling of an elevator moving down—it always makes my stomach feel like it's rising up into my chest.
2. To cause or compel someone or something to move to a lower position or location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "down." You'll need to move the blast shield down to access the maintenance panel. The mirror looks too high on the wall to me—maybe we should move it down a few inches.
3. To move to a position farther along on a line, row, or plane. Could you move down a little so I can fit on the sofa as well? All the contents of the van moved down while we were driving.
4. To cause or compel someone or something to move to a lower position or location. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used before or after "down." There's plenty of space on the shelf, just move my books down a little way. The waiter came by and moved us down a seat at the table to make room for Mary.
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move someone or something down

to cause someone or something to move farther down or along [something]. Move Tom down a few seats. We need more space here. Move down all these chairs. We need more space.
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move down

to move oneself farther down a line of things. Someone else needs to sit on this bench. Please move down. Could you move down a little so we can have some more room?
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"I did ask them why they didn't just put the Greens back in their old office but they seemed to want to move them down the hall so I wouldn't be next door to Sinn Fein."
Alan Hall, director of manufacturing body EEF Northern, said: "I think the next move for the MPC should be to hold rates again or move them down, because even Gordon Brown was saying this week he was expecting a drop in UK economic performance in 2007."
'Before they moved cattle on lorries they would move them down the road and the Cardigan corgi was the one that would keep them going.'
But BSkyB wants to move them down the list to more obscure slots, which the BBC claims will be confusing and troublesome for viewers.