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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • n. 绒毛, 汗毛
  • [英] n. 绒毛, 汗毛 ( soft, fluffy feathers on young birds)

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. adverb

  • Etymology: Middle English doun, from Old English dūne, short for adūne, of dūne, from a- (from of), of off, from + dūne, dative of dūn hill
  • Date: before 12th century
  • 1.
    • a.
      • (1) toward or in a lower physical position
      • (2) to a lying or sitting position
      • (3) toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
    • b. as a down payment <paid $10 down>
    • c. on paper <put down what he says>
  • 2. in a direction that is the opposite of up: as
    • a. southward
    • b. to or toward a point away from the speaker or the speaker's point of reference
    • c. in or into the stomach <can't keep food down>
  • 3. to a lesser degree, level, or rate <cool down tensions>
  • 4. to or toward a lower position in a series
  • 5.
    • a. to or in a lower or worse condition or status
    • b. — used to indicate thoroughness or completion<dusted down the house><described him down to his haircut>
  • 6. from a past time <stories passed down by word of mouth>
  • 7. to or in a state of less activity or prominence
  • 8. to a concentrated state <got the report down to three pages>
  • 9. into defeat <voted the motion down>

II. preposition

  • Date: 14th century
  • down along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on <fell down the stairs><down the years>

III. verb

  • Date: 1562
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to cause to go or come down: as
      • a. bring down 1 <downed the enemy helicopter>
      • b. consume 3 <downing slices of pizza>
    • 2. to cause (a football) to be out of play
    • 3. defeat <down a proposal>
  • intransitive verb
    • to go down

IV. adjective

  • Date: circa 1565
  • 1.
    • a.
      • (1) occupying a low position; specifically lying on the ground [c dimgray]zuoxie[ex][i]

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