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Definizione monolingua e traduzione down

Inglese grammatica



down (third-person singular simple present downs, present participle downing, simple past and past participle downed)

  1. (transitive) To drink or swallow, especially without stopping before the vessel containing the liquid is empty.
    He downed an ale and ordered another.
  2. (transitive) To cause to come down.
    The storm downed several old trees along the highway.
  3. (transitive, pocket billiards) To put a ball in a pocket; to pot a ball.
    He downed two balls on the break.
  4. (transitive, American football) To bring a play to an end by touching the ball to the ground or while it is on the ground.
    He downed it at the seven-yard line.
  5. (transitive) To write off; to make fun of.

down (countable and uncountable; plural downs)

  1. (obsolete except in place-names) Hill, rolling grassland
    Churchill Downs, Upson Downs (from Auntie Mame, by Patrick Dennis).
  2. (usually plural) Field, especially for racing.

down (comparative more down, superlative most down)

  1. Depressed, feeling low.
    So, things got you down? / Is Rodney Dangerfield giving you no respect? / Well, bunky, cheer up!
  2. On a lower level than before.
    The stock market is down.
    Prices are down.
  3. Having a lower score than an opponent.
    They are down by 3-0 with just 5 minutes to play.
    He was down by a bishop and a pawn after 15 moves.
    At 5-1 down, she produced a great comeback to win the set on a tiebreak.
  4. (colloquial) With ""on"", negative about, hostile to
    Ever since Nixon, Ive been down on Republicans.
  5. (not comparable, US, slang)Frequently used prior to ""with"", relaxed about, accepting of
    Im down with him hanging with us.
  6. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.
    The system is down.
  7. Of a task; finished in phrases like:
    Two down and three to go. (Two tasks completed and three more still to be done.)
  8. Committed to memory; memorised, in phrases like:
    Its two weeks until opening night and our lines are still not down yet.

down (incomparable and comparable), (comparative farther down, superlative farthest down)

  1. (comparable) From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
    The cat jumped down from the table.
  2. (comparable) At a lower place or position.
    His place is farther down the road.
  3. South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
    I went down to Miami for a conference.
  4. (Ireland) Away from the city (even if the location is to the North).
    He went down to Cavan.
    Down on the farm.
    Down country.
  5. Into a state of non-operation.
    The computer has been shut down.
    They closed the shop down.
  6. (rail transport) The direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
  7. (sentence substitute) Get down.
    Down, boy! (said to a dog)


  1. From the higher end to the lower of.
    The ball rolled down the hill.
  2. From one end to another of.
    The bus went down the street.
    They walked down the beach holding hands.
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