Towards or in a lower place or position, especially to or on the ground or another surface
Soft, fine, fluffy feathers which form the first covering of a young bird or an insulating layer below the contour feathers of an adult bird
A gently rolling hill
One of the Six Counties of Northern Ireland, since 1973 an administrative district; chief town, Downpatrick
The lower or after corner of a sail
Defeated by being knocked to the ground and unable to rise within ten seconds
Praise (or disparage) someone or something
Bring someone’s life or career to an abrupt end while they are at the peak of their abilities
A gently rolling hill
(Of a person) depressed or unhappy
Bring misfortune on oneself
Return (or cause someone to return) to reality after a period of daydreaming or excitement
Give someone misleading clues or signals
At a further, later, or unspecified point
Have something memorized perfectly
Dismiss someone from duty
Look fixedly at someone until they feel forced to look away
Discuss someone or something in a way that makes them seem more (or less) interesting or attractive
An indication of satisfaction or approval (or of rejection or failure)
A congenital disorder arising from a chromosome defect, causing intellectual impairment and physical abnormalities including short stature and a broad facial profile. It arises from a defect involving chromosome 21, usually an extra copy (trisomy-21)
they went down in the lift
the young puffin stopped preening tufts of grey down from its feathers
(Of a ship or aircraft) sink or crash
An instance of cooling down; a reduction in temperature.
A playing card dealt face down; opposed to up-card.
Chiefly US. To disparage, belittle; to criticize.
A descent or loss of height by an aircraft.
Performed with or having the nose directed downwards.
At a psychological disadvantage in a game or a competitive situation
Designating a competition in which the part of the river bank assigned to each competitor is marked off with a peg or pegs.
The action or process of reducing the pressure of air or other gas inside an enclosed volume by pumping.
Aeronautics. A manoeuvre in which an aircraft in level flight loses altitude and then resumes level flight. rare.
More fully (Japanese) roll down game. A game, usually played at a fair or arcade, in which balls are rolled on a board into numbered holes or slots. Also occasionally: a table or stall at which this is played.
Withdraw a claim or assertion in the face of opposition
(Of a woman in labour) exert downwards pressure in order to push the baby out
(Of the sun) radiate intense heat and brightness
With immediate and full payment at the time of purchase
(Of a building or other structure) collapse or be demolished
Reduced in scope or length
Into or in the centre of a town
(On a stringed instrument) a stroke in which the bow, from handle to tip, is slid across the strings in a motion of the hand moving away from the strings
A name for northeastern New England and for the Maritime Provinces that is derived from an old term for sailing downwind, to the east
Connected with an unpretentious way of life, especially that of rural peoples or areas
On the quiet; in secret
A deliberate lowering of one’s trousers in public in order to insult or amuse people
Dropping down or unfolding when required
With the face or surface turned towards the ground
Be inadequate or unsuccessful; fail
Change to a lower gear