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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycount down
he/she/itcounts down
present participlecounting down
past tensecounted down
past participlecounted down
  1. to wait for something to happen, usually noticing every day or moment that passes until it happens

    We are counting down the days until the end of the exams.

See also main entry: count

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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