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verb [transitive]     down pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participledowning
past tensedowned
past participledowned
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  1. 1
    to drink or eat all of something quickly

    He downed his beer and left.

  2. 2
    mainly journalism to make an aircraft crash to the ground by attacking it while it is flying
    1. a.
      to make someone or something fall to the ground

      Lewis downed his opponent with a punch to the jaw.

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a rise in the level of a stream or river

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