- 1→ low1
- 2 (before noun) 2.1 (spatially, numerically)(jaw)(lip)lower age limitde abajolower arm they live on the lower flooredad (feminine) mínima2.2 (in rank, importance)viven en el piso de abajo(rank/echelons)the lower chamber/Lower Housemás bajothe lower school (in UK)la cámara baja(los tres o cuatro primeros años en un colegio de enseñanza media)2.3(mammals/apes/life-forms)Example sentences
- The proposal for a new building had a more plausible scale and circulation pattern in a somewhat lower structure.
- Resuscitation may have dislodged it and allowed minute food particles to pass into the lower respiratory tract.
- 1 (let down)(blind/ceiling)to lower the lifeboatshe lowered himself into his chairechar al agua los botes salvavidasto lower one's eyesse sentó en el sillónbajar la vista or los ojosExample sentences
- Upon the third ring, my other hand released his and I lowered my fist, moving away from the elder man and back to my laptop.
- He lowered his hand, moving his focus to the paints and pencils and brushes that had been forgotten for so long.
- He stood by as baskets of mutton and fish were lowered in together like coffins in a communal grave.
- (prices/standards/temperature)Example sentences
- For instance, when Penn State students take off for the holidays, the temperatures in the buildings can be lowered to 55 degrees.
- The problem isn't merely that standards must be lowered in order for the weaker students to pass.
- Costs, already greatly reduced, must be lowered even further if the airline is to compete in an increasingly cut-throat word.
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