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remain down

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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remain down

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.
See also: down, remain
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The whole winter he remained down there, and Thumbelina looked after him and nursed him tenderly.
He pulled when he could; when he could no longer pull, he fell down and remained down till blows from whip or club drove him to his feet again.
While China sales remained down year on year in June, sales there were up 23.1 per cent from May.
HOUSE prices in London remained down year-on-year despite the annual spring surge, driven by a slump in inner city sales.
The UK currency remained down by 0.8% on the week, and by 2.3% from month-ago levels.
Stocks end week on bearish mood !-- -- Iris Gonzales (The Philippine Star) - December 8, 2018 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines The market remained down yesterday with the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) ending 74.26 points lower at 7,461.06.
He remained down for a few moments as trainers checked on him before getting up and walking to the sideline and then to the locker room.
Across Asia, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 Day closed 0.16% higher, though the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong remained down by 0.89%.
When contacted, an official of the bank branch located at Mingora Chowk said on the condition of anonymity that the computer server of NTS often remained down due to load which took time in submission, but the candidates always remained in a hurry and put the blame on the staff.
The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 0.2 percent, although the index remained down by around 6 percent since the start of 2016.
Gold in tola term down by Rs 555 a tola to close at Rs 51,737 per tola while in grammage value, gold remained down by Rs 475 per ten grams to Rs 44,404 per ten grams.
For the entire 2015-16 fiscal it remained down 15.85 percent at USD 261.1 billion.
The sites, which included the prime minister's official website and those of the environment and interior ministries, went offline Friday and remained down until about midday Saturday.
"He has a player who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on the doctor and the physio."
"He has a player who has gone down, who has remained down and the referee obviously considered it serious enough to summon on the doctor and the physio.