Definition of row someone down in English:
Overtake a team in a rowing race, especially a bumping race.
- We had confidence in our abilities from our race against Leander in which we had rowed them down round the bigger Surrey bend.
- Again the same tactic of constant rhythm was employed and we eventually rowed them down.
- With three minutes to go, and the race still in contention, it was a flashback to this time last year when Oxford rowed Cambridge down around the outside of the last bend.
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