Synonyms of down in English:



  • 1 they went down in the elevator
    toward a lower position, downward, downstairs
    [Antonyms] up
  • 2 she fell down
    to the ground, to the floor, over
    [Antonyms] up
  • preposition

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  • 1 the elevator plunged down the shaft
    to a lower position in, to the bottom of
  • 2 I walked down the street
    along, to the other end of, from one end of —— to the other
  • 3 down the years
    throughout, through, during
  • adjective

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  • 2 the computer is down
    not working, inoperative, malfunctioning, out of order, broken;
    not in service, out of action, out of commission
    informal conked out, bust, busted, (gone) kaput, on the fritz, on the blink
    [Antonyms] working
  • verb

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  • 1 antiaircraft missiles downed the fighter jet
    knock down/over, knock to the ground, bring down, topple
    informal deck, floor, flatten
  • 2 he downed his beer
    drink (up/down), gulp (down), guzzle, quaff, drain, chugalug, slug, finish off
    informal knock back, put away, scarf (down/up)
  • noun

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  • 1 the ups and downs of running a business
    informal glitches
  • Phrases

    be down on

    informal why do you have to be down on your parents all the time?
    disapprove of, be against, feel antagonism to, be hostile to, feel ill will toward
    informal have it in for

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