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adjective, adverb, preposition
  1. 1
    to or toward a lower place
    1. a.
      moving toward a lower place or position

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    2. b.
      from a higher place to the ground

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  2. 2
    in a lower place or at a lower level

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  3. 3
    into or in a sitting or lying position
    1. a.
      moving your body into a sitting, bending, or lying position

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    2. b.
      remaining in a sitting, lying, or bending position

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  4. 4
    in a direction away from you
    1. b.
      moving or looking along a river in the same direction as the current

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    2. d.
      at a point farther along a river in the direction of the current

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  5. 5
    spoken at or to a place that is near you

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  6. 6
    south
    1. b.
      in a place that is to the south of where you are

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    used for saying that something is fastened or stuck to a surface

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    used for saying that someone has an illness

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  9. 15
    informal unhappy or sad

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creep

used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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