- 1 1.1 (in downward direction) See examples: I ran all the way down to the bottomthe path that goes down into the valleycorrí hasta abajoto help somebody downel sendero que baja hasta el valledon't look down!ayudar a alguien a bajarfrom the waist/neck down¡no mires (hacia or para) abajo!jump down!desde la cintura/el cuello para abajohe flopped down exhausted¡salta!down, boy!se dejó caer agotadowind the window down down with Smith/tyranny!¡abajo!1.2 (downstairs) See examples: can you come down?¡abajo Smith/la tiranía!run down and fetch the hammer¿puedes bajar?we can walk downbaja rápido a buscarme el martillopodemos bajar andando
- 2 2.1 (of position) down in the basement/valley500m/two floors downabajo en el sótano/el vallefurther down on the same page500m/dos pisos más abajodown here/there it was down at the bottom of the rucksackmás abajo en la misma páginathe sun/moon is downestaba en el fondo de la mochila2.2 (downstairs) See examples: I'll be down right awayel sol/la luna se ha puesto2.3 (lowered, pointing downward)enseguida bajowith the blinds downbajadoface/head downcon las persianas bajadasI had my foot down on the acceleratorboca abajo2.4 (in position) See examples: the carpet isn't down yettenía el pie en or estaba pisando el aceleradorI had newspaper downaún no han puesto or colocado la alfombra2.5 (prostrate) See examples: the champ is down!había puesto periódicos (en el suelo)I was down with flu all last week¡el campeón ha caído en la lona!estuve con gripe toda la semana pasadaExample sentences
- She put the wine glass down on the ground and turned over to face him lying flat, her belly against his.
- Large pine trees were left standing but smaller silver birch and beech trees were chopped down.
- Mr Rogers said last spring he stopped an attempt by the council to chop the tree down and believed it was now safe.
- She was heading down from the north and I was on a slightly earlier flight from London.
- He converted hundreds as he made his way down into the South Leinster border area.
- A few days ago I ran across an old friend who is now living down here with the new wife and child.
- 3 3.1 (of numbers, volume, intensity) See examples: with the volume down lowmy temperature is down to 38°Ccon el volumen al mínimoattendance/circulation is downla fiebre me ha bajado a 38°Csterling closed half a cent downla asistencia/circulación ha bajadothey were two goals downal cierre la libra había bajado medio centavo3.2 (in league, table, hierarchy) See examples: still down at the bottom of the leagueiban perdiendo por dos golesfrom the president downtodavía en el último lugar de la clasificacióndesde el presidente para abajo
- 4 4.1 (in, toward the south) See examples: to go/come down south/to Londonpeople down south/in Mexicoir/venir al sur/a Londres4.2 (at, to another place) (especially British English) down on the farmla gente del sur/de Méxicohe's down at the baren la granjaI'm going down to Anne's/the libraryestá en el bar4.3 (away from university, major city) (especially British English) they're sending a detective down from Scotland Yardvoy a casa de Anne/a la bibliotecahe went down from Oxford in 1967van a enviar un detective de Scotland Yardterminó sus estudios en Oxford en 1967egresó de Oxford en 1967 (Latin America)
- 5 5.1 (dismantled, removed) See examples: the Christmas decorations should be down by nowthe room looks bare with the pictures downya deberían haber quitado las decoraciones de Navidadonce this wall is downla habitación queda desnuda sin los cuadrossee also → burn down → cut down → fall down 5.2 (out of action) See examples: the telephone lines are downuna vez que hayan derribado esta paredthe system is down again (Computing)las líneas de teléfono están cortadas5.3 (deflated) See examples: one of your tires is downotra vez el sistema no funcionatienes un neumático desinflado
- 6 (in writing) See examples: did you get down what she said?he's down for tomorrow at ten¿tomaste nota de lo que dijo?¿apuntaste or anotaste lo que dijo?she's down as unemployedestá apuntado or anotado para mañana a las diezconsta or figura como desempleada
- 8 (hostile) See examples: to be down on somebody [colloquial]my teacher's down on me at the momentla maestra me tiene ojerizala maestra la ha agarrado conmigo (Latin America) [colloquial]
- 9down to 9.1 (as far as) from the roof down to the foundationsright down to the present daydesde el tejado hasta los cimientos9.2 (reduced to) See examples: when the liquid is down to half its volumehasta nuestros díaswe're down to our last tin of tomatoescuando el líquido se haya reducido a la mitad de su volumen9.3 (dependent on) (British English) it's all down to lucknos queda solo una lata de tomates9.4 (to be done by) See examples: the rest is down to youtodo es cuestión de suerteit's down to the owner to take precautionsel resto depende de ties responsabilidad del propietario tomar precaucionesExample sentences
- Armstrong and Aldrin had to jump nearly a metre down from the bottom rung of the ladder to the Moon's surface.
- The objects from these sites were originally buried two to three feet down at the bottom of graves.
- We were kitted out with helmets and miners' torch and taken 40 metres down to the pit bottom in a cage.
- Nine down and six to go, Carlow and Naas are on track for All Ireland League promotion.
- I think my body knows it's the halfway point of the week, with four shows down and four to go.
- There is one down and two to go for Inveraray after their intermediate championship victory at Oban yesterday.
- 1 1.1 (in downward direction) See examples: we ran down the slopeto come down the stairscorrimos cuesta abajoit fell down a holebajar por la escalerato tip something down the sinkse cayó por un agujeroyou've spilled wine down your shirttirar algo por el fregaderoshe looked down the listte has manchado la camisa de vino1.2 (at lower level) See examples: halfway down the hillrecorrió la lista con la miradaline 26, halfway down the pagea mitad de camino ladera abajolínea 26, hacia la mitad de la página
- 2 2.1 (along) See examples: we drove on down the coast/the Mississippias I strolled down the streetseguimos por la costa/a lo largo del Misisipí2.2 (further along) See examples: the library is just down the streetcuando paseaba por la calle15 miles down the roadla biblioteca está un poco más allá or más adelantethere's a butcher's 100 yards down the roada 15 millas siguiendo la carretera2.3 (to, in) (British English) [colloquial]I've got to go down the shopshay una carnicería unas 100 yardas más adelanteI saw her down the pub yesterdaytengo que ir de comprasayer la vi en el bar
- 1 (before noun) 1.1 (going downward) See examples: the down escalator1.2 (British English) (from London) See examples:the down trainla escalera mecánica de bajada or para bajarel tren de LondresExample sentences
- The down train that forms the 9.30 was 9 minutes late.
- Currently 13 trains a day stop at Pewsey compared with three up trains going to Paddington and three down trains when Mr Nicholls first joined the NDRPA.
- All down trains of the Central and Western Railway leaving Mumbai today will be running on schedule.
- Ascending a down escalator, I work at 140 watts.
- We walked across the terminal toward the down escalator.
- The jet in question was prepared for flight, so its flaps were already in the down position.
- 2 (depressed) [colloquial] (predicative) to feel downandar deprimido or [colloquial] con un bajónestar con la depre [colloquial]Example sentences
- Hutt was usually ebullient but this time, he came to my office, and he was in a down mood.
- Have you been feeling down lately about your lack of knowledge of quantum computing?
- If I had been playing badly, I would have been a bit down, but I wasn't playing badly.
- 1 (dislike) See examples: to have a down on somebody (British English) [colloquial]tenerle ojeriza a alguien
- 2 (in US football)Example sentences
- That weakness should not be too great of a negative since the Texans typically do not use a nose tackle on passing downs anyway.
- A defensive lineman sees about that much action in one series of four downs.
- The offense has four downs to score a touchdown; the defense must stop the offense or get a turnover.
- 1 1.1 (drink down)(drink)he downed it in onebeberse or tomarse rápidamente1.2 (knock down) 1.3 (shoot down) 1.4 (put down) See examples:to down toolsse lo bebió or se lo tomó de un tragodejar de trabajarExample sentences
- On the one side there were a group of 18 men downing drinks at the bar, seeking the confidence which only alcohol can provide.
- Still chewing, Faulkner downs his drink in a single gulp.
- She downed her drink and grabbed two flutes of champagne as she walked in his direction.
- 2 (defeat)(American English) [colloquial]Example sentences
- A military spokesman said the AH - 64 Apache helicopter was downed by ground fire in the morning.
- On August 12, 1944, his P - 51 Mustang was downed by ground fire in southern France.
- Up to 11 inches of rain fell in the southern part of the state yesterday, downing trees and knocking out power to thousands of people.
noun downs plural
- (especially British English) (Geography)colinas (feminine plural)Example sentences
- The hills and downs area seemed remote and edgy, in a way far from relaxing.
- He added the last bit with a glare that went around the whole car, taking note of everyone's expressions as they neared their target, their faces growing grimmer as the flat roads began to move into the rolling hills of the downs.
- From the village of Jevington climb steeply over the downs then descend to Alfriston, from where you climb again before turning south at Bostal Hill down to the Cuckmere Estuary.
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