count down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
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