down often appears as the second element of certain verb structures in English ( back down, clamp down, tone down, etc). For translations, see the relevant verb entry ( back, clamp, tone, etc).
- 1 1.1 (in downward direction) I ran all the way down to the bottomcorrí hasta abajothe path that goes down into the valleyel sendero que baja hasta el valleto help somebody downayudar a alguien a bajardon't look down!¡no mires (hacia or para) abajo!from the waist/neck downdesde la cintura/el cuello para abajojump down!¡salta!he flopped down exhaustedse dejó caer agotadodown, boy!¡abajo!wind the window down down with Smith/tyranny!¡abajo Smith/la tiranía!1.2 (downstairs) can you come down?¿puedes bajar?run down and fetch the hammerbaja rápido a buscarme el martillowe can walk downpodemos bajar andando
- 2 2.1 (of position) down in the basement/valleyabajo en el sótano/el valle500m/two floors down500m/dos pisos más abajofurther down on the same pagemás abajo en la misma páginadown here/there it was down at the bottom of the rucksackestaba en el fondo de la mochilathe sun/moon is downel sol/la luna se ha puesto2.2 (downstairs) I'll be down right awayenseguida bajo2.3 (lowered, pointing downward)bajadowith the blinds downcon las persianas bajadasface/head downboca abajoI had my foot down on the acceleratortenía el pie en or estaba pisando el acelerador2.4 (in position) the carpet isn't down yetaún no han puesto or colocado la alfombraI had newspaper downhabía puesto periódicos (en el suelo)2.5 (prostrate) the champ is down!¡el campeón ha caído en la lona!I was down with flu all last weekestuve 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) with the volume down lowcon el volumen al mínimomy temperature is down to 38°Cla fiebre me ha bajado a 38°Cattendance/circulation is downla asistencia/circulación ha bajadosterling closed half a cent downal cierre la libra había bajado medio centavothey were two goals downiban perdiendo por dos goles3.2 (in league, table, hierarchy) still down at the bottom of the leaguetodavía en el último lugar de la clasificaciónfrom the president downdesde el presidente para abajo
- 4 4.1 (in, toward the south) to go/come down south/to Londonir/venir al sur/a Londrespeople down south/in Mexicola gente del sur/de México4.2 (at, to another place) (especially British English) down on the farmen la granjahe's down at the barestá en el barI'm going down to Anne's/the libraryvoy a casa de Anne/a la biblioteca4.3 (away from university, major city) (especially British English) they're sending a detective down from Scotland Yardvan a enviar un detective de Scotland Yardhe went down from Oxford in 1967terminó sus estudios en Oxford en 1967
egresó de Oxford en 1967 (Latin America)
- 5 5.1 (dismantled, removed) the Christmas decorations should be down by nowya deberían haber quitado las decoraciones de Navidadthe room looks bare with the pictures downla habitación queda desnuda sin los cuadrosonce this wall is downuna vez que hayan derribado esta paredsee also → burn down → cut down → fall down 5.2 (out of action) the telephone lines are downlas líneas de teléfono están cortadasthe system is down again (Computing)otra vez el sistema no funciona5.3 (deflated) one of your tires is downtienes un neumático desinflado
- 6 (in writing) did you get down what she said?¿tomaste nota de lo que dijo?he's down for tomorrow at ten
¿apuntaste or anotaste lo que dijo?está apuntado or anotado para mañana a las diezshe's down as unemployedconsta or figura como desempleada
- 8 (hostile) to be down on somebody [colloquial]my teacher's down on me at the momentla maestra me tiene ojeriza
la maestra la ha agarrado conmigo (Latin America) [colloquial]
- 9down to 9.1 (as far as) from the roof down to the foundationsdesde el tejado hasta los cimientosright down to the present dayhasta nuestros días9.2 (reduced to) when the liquid is down to half its volumecuando el líquido se haya reducido a la mitad de su volumenwe're down to our last tin of tomatoesnos queda solo una lata de tomates9.3 (dependent on) (British English) it's all down to lucktodo es cuestión de suerte9.4 (to be done by) the rest is down to youel resto depende de tiit's down to the owner to take precautionses 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) we ran down the slopecorrimos cuesta abajoto come down the stairsbajar por la escalerait fell down a holese cayó por un agujeroto tip something down the sinktirar algo por el fregaderoyou've spilled wine down your shirtte has manchado la camisa de vinoshe looked down the listrecorrió la lista con la mirada1.2 (at lower level) halfway down the hilla mitad de camino ladera abajoline 26, halfway down the pagelínea 26, hacia la mitad de la página
- 2 2.1 (along) we drove on down the coast/the Mississippiseguimos por la costa/a lo largo del Misisipías I strolled down the streetcuando paseaba por la calle2.2 (further along) the library is just down the streetla biblioteca está un poco más allá or más adelante15 miles down the roada 15 millas siguiendo la carreterathere's a butcher's 100 yards down the roadhay una carnicería unas 100 yardas más adelante2.3 (to, in) (British English) [colloquial]I've got to go down the shopstengo que ir de comprasI saw her down the pub yesterdayayer la vi en el bar
- 1 (before noun) 1.1 (going downward) the down escalatorla escalera mecánica de bajada or para bajar1.2 (British English) (from London)the down trainel 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 bajón
estar 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.
- 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 one
beberse or tomarse rápidamentese lo bebió or se lo tomó de un trago1.2 (knock down) 1.3 (shoot down) 1.4 (put down)to down toolsdejar 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]
- 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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