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verb [transitive] downgrade pronunciation in American English /ˈdaʊnˌɡreɪd/
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present participledowngrading
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past participledowngraded
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  1. 1
    to treat something in a way that shows that you think it is now less important than it was
  2. 2
    to move someone to a job that is less important and has less pay, or to change a job so that it is less important and has less pay
  3. 3
    to give someone a lower grade for an examination than they received at first

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 downgrade pronunciation in American English noun [countable]
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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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