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1. To continue to be at a lower physical position. The flag will remain down for the rest of the week in honor of the soldiers who were killed in the attack. The officers told us to remain down until the area had been secured.
2. To continue to be at a diminished or weakened emotional or physical state. We tried cheering Tom up, but his spirits remained down for the rest of the day. Even though I had mostly recovered from the 'flu, I still remained down for the better part of the summer.
3. To continue to be at a diminished level of output or activity. The markets are expected to remain down for several weeks as a result of the company's surprise bankruptcy. Our productivity has remained down ever since Bill went on sick leave.
4. To continue to be inactive or inoperative. The website remained down for several days due to technical issues. We were hoping the elevator would be working by now, but it remains down.
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to stay down; to keep down. I asked them to remain down until the shooting stopped. Please remain down with me so no one will see us.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.