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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theymark down
he/she/itmarks down
present participlemarking down
past tensemarked down
past participlemarked down
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  1. 1
    to write something in order to have a record of it

    Use this column to mark down how much each item costs.

  2. 2
    to reduce the price of something

    They’ve marked down the shoes to £20 for this week only.

  3. 3
    to give a student a lower mark for their work for a particular reason
    mark someone down for something:

    They’ll mark you down for poor spelling.

  4. 4
    to intend or plan that a particular thing should happen to someone or something
    mark someone/something down for something:

    The museum has been marked down for closure.

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