Quotes containing word "down"

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Sell also: consume, depressed, devour, downward, downwards, kill, land, mastered, pile, pop, spirited, tune

Definitions and meanings of word "down"

• Noun: soft fine feathers

• Noun: (American football) a complete play to advance the football; example: "you have four downs to gain ten yards"

• Noun: English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)

• Noun: (usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil

• Noun: fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)

• Verb: drink down entirely; examples: "He downed three martinis before dinner", "She killed a bottle of brandy that night", "They popped a few beer after work"

• Verb: eat immoderately; example: "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"

• Verb: bring down or defeat (an opponent)

• Verb: shoot at and force to come down; example: "the enemy landed several of our aircraft"

• Verb: cause to come or go down; examples: "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect", "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"

• Verb: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; example: "refine one's style of writing"

• Adj: being or moving lower in position or less in some value; examples: "lay face down", "the moon is down", "our team is down by a run", "down by a pawn", "the stock market is down today"

• Adj: becoming progressively lower; example: "the down trend in the real estate market"

• Adj: understood perfectly; example: "had his algebra problems down"

• Adj: extending or moving from a higher to a lower place; examples: "the down staircase", "the downward course of the stream"

• Adj: being put out by a strikeout; example: "two down in the bottom of the ninth"

• Adj: lower than previously; examples: "the market is depressed", "prices are down"

• Adj: shut; example: "the shades were down"

• Adj: not functioning (temporarily or permanently); example: "we can't work because the computer is down"

• Adj: low in spirits; examples: "lonely and blue in a strange city", "depressed by the loss of his job", "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face", "downcast after his defeat", "feeling discouraged and downhearted"

• Adv: spatially or metaphorically from a higher to a lower level or position; examples: "don't fall down", "rode the lift up and skied down", "prices plunged downward"

• Adv: away from a more central or a more northerly place; examples: "was sent down to work at the regional office", "worked down on the farm", "came down for the wedding", "flew down to Florida"

• Adv: paid in cash at time of purchase; example: "put ten dollars down on the necklace"

• Adv: from an earlier time; example: "the story was passed down from father to son"

• Adv: to a lower intensity; example: "he slowly phased down the light until the stage was completely black"

• Adv: in an inactive or inoperative state; examples: "the factory went down during the strike", "the computer went down again"

Featured authors with quotes containing word "down"

Booker T. Washington
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American Educator
Saturday 5 April 1856 - Monday 15 November 1915
Steve Jobs
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American Businessman, Inventor
Thursday 24 February 1955 - Wednesday 5 October 2011
Manfred von Richthofen
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German Aviator
Monday 2 May 1892 - Sunday 21 April 1918
Mary Pickford
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Canadian Artist, Actress
Saturday 8 April 1893 - Tuesday 29 May 1979
Lizzie Andrew Borden
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American Celebrity
Thursday 19 July 1860 - Wednesday 1 June 1927
Barack Obama
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Born Friday 4 August 1961
Joel Coen
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Born Monday 29 November 1954
Eric Cantor
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Born Thursday 6 June 1963
Barbara Castle
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British Politician
Thursday 6 October 1910 - Friday 3 May 2002
Danica McKellar
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American Author, Actress
Born Friday 3 January 1975
Steven Wright
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American Writer, Actor, Comedian
Born Tuesday 6 December 1955
Giada De Laurentiis
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American Writer, Chef
Born Saturday 22 August 1970

He described how, as a boy of 14, his dad had been down the mining pit, his uncle had been down the pit, his brother had been down the pit, and of course he would go down the pit.

Barbara Castle

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I have had an experience which might perhaps be described as being shot down. At the same time, I call shot down only when one falls down. Today I got into trouble but I escaped with a whole skin.

Manfred von Richthofen

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As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.

Marian Anderson

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There is a strange pecking order among actors. Theater actors look down on film actors, who look down on TV actors. Thank God for reality shows, or we wouldn't have anybody to look down on.

George Clooney

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But that is the only thing that slows me down is the system. No one, two or three was big enough to slow me down, only the system. It was the system that slowed me down to make my numbers fall. Not because I am older.

Shaquille O'Neal

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Americans now know that housing prices can go down and they can go down by 10, 20, 30, and in some cases, 40 or 50 percent. We know they can go down. But five years ago, we thought they could only go up.

Bill Gross

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If you're going to tear down a hero, you should never forget that you're tearing down someone else's hero. You're tearing down somebody else's son. You might have to face her one day.

Kevin Costner

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I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.

Novak Djokovic

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If Britain was to close down altogether overnight, then China would take up the slack of carbon emissions in two years. If America closed down, just the growth in China's emissions would replace America's emissions in 12 years.

Christopher Monckton

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I recently saw the movie about Ray Charles, and there's a scene where he falls down and the mother doesn't help him. She says, I don't want anyone to treat you like a cripple. I've fallen down before, and Molly will say, get up and just go.

Teri Garr

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Sometimes the world seems like a big hole. You spend all your life shouting down it and all you hear are echoes of some idiot yelling nonsense down a hole.

Adam Duritz

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It's like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream - they could be down 30 points but that's what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!

Oscar Robertson

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When you're a chef, you graze. You never get a chance to sit down and eat. They don't actually sit down and eat before you cook. So when I finish work, the first thing I'll do, and especially when I'm in New York, I'll go for a run. And I'll run 10 or 15k on my - and I run to gain my appetite.

Gordon Ramsay

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I came from dinner, went downtown with my friends, the elevator was down, I ran down the hall toward my room at 10 at night, having had two glasses of wine.

Jill Clayburgh

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For an actor, you're rejected eight or ten times a day. All you've got to sell is yourself. You're not selling products, they're not turning down a car, they're turning you down. Most people can't handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.

Barry Corbin

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Even if I don't want to slow down, I'm slowing down.

Eli Wallach

Words: want, slow, down, slowing
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When I first came down stairs, for two or three minutes I went down cellar to the water closet.

Lizzie Andrew Borden

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I think where I differ a little bit, we absolutely have to think about the deficit looking down the road. And certainly that's something the president has said that we need to, as the economy recovers, have a plan in place for getting it down.

Christina Romer

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The difference with football is you're out on the pitch, you feel as though you can do something about it, or score a goal. But when that horse goes down to post as an owner you have no involvement whatsoever. It's a lonely old place in the stand. It's just down to man and beast.

Michael J. Owen

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Sitting down to a meal with an Indian family is different from sitting down to a meal with a British family.

Roland Joffe

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