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spell someone down

to win over someone in a spelling match. Frank spelled everyone else down and won the spelling bee. He spelled down almost everyone.
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spell down

v.
To defeat someone in a spelling bee: My cousin spelled down 15 competitors to reach the finals. I finally spelled last year's champion down.
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During his spell Down Under, he reinvented himself as a midfielder and played in his first World Cup finals but nevertheless jumped at the chance to return to his adopted homeland.
THE dreaded curse of the football calendar has spread its evil spell down the A41.
As for the centre - where Seveali'i, Tiueti and Mackey all play - the Ospreys are to be reinforced by Welsh international Leigh Davies, who is looking lean and mean after his spell Down Under.
The UniBond League First Division club have re-signed the former Australian international after his short spell Down Under with Wollongong Wolves.
Bolton's first-half domination was so total it's a wonder Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich wasn't making a note of candidates for a spell down a Siberian salt mine.
He is now looking forward to lining up against the Warriors at Knowsley Road on Friday,confident that his two-year spell Down Under will pay dividends on his return to Super League.
His clever movement pulls defenders all over the place and the former Inverness striker's spell down in England has clearly improved him.
During his spell Down Under, he reinvented him self as a midfielder and played in his first World Cup finals but nevertheless jumped at the chance to return to his adopted homeland.
The left-handed Yardy offered a hesitant stroke to Streak, who had returned for a new spell down the slope, and was trapped leg before.
Elias, the European under23 400m hurdles champion, decided to open his season after a 10-week spell Down Under during which he took the Aussie championships silver medal, in the flat race and stormed home in 47.
But even during his spell with the German giants Klos had to face a spell down in the dumps.
Dixon returned to " Tannadice for a second stint at the end of the January transfer window following a spell down south with English Championship side Huddersfield.
Aberdeen stopper Mark Reynolds is also delighted to be back in action after a frustrating spell down south at Sheffield Wednesday.