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row someone down

Definition of row someone down in English:

Overtake a team in a rowing race, especially a bumping race.
Example sentences
  • 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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