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run downTo criticize someone or an organisation, often unfairly.Rate it:

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run downTo find something or someone after searching for a long time.Rate it:

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run downTo read quickly a list or other short text.Rate it:

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step downTo resign from office.Rate it:

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take downTo lower an item of clothing without removing it.Rate it:

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take downTo remove something from a hanging position.Rate it:

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take downTo remove a temporary structure such as scaffolding.Rate it:

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talk downTo negotiate a lower price.Rate it:

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throw downTo fight, incite to fight, or approach with the intent to fight; to make a stand.Rate it:

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throw downTo accomplish or produce something in a grand, respectable, or successful manner; to "represent".Rate it:

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tone downTo relax; to make quieter or less obtrusive; to make milder.Rate it:

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wolf downQuickly and without regard for table manners.Rate it:

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put downTo write something.Rate it:

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cut downTo reduce the amount of something.Rate it:

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knock downTo drink fast.Rate it:

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back downTo take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.Rate it:

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down the hatchInto the mouth and down the throat, especially with regard to the consumption of a beverage.Rate it:

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lay downTo stock, store for the future. See also lay by.Rate it:

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put downTo drop someone off, or let them out of a vehicle.Rate it:

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dress down1) Wear casual or work clothing, informal clothes: 2) Speak To Someone In a Desultory Tone, A Commanding, Analytical, Superior, Critiquing Manner; . . . . . {Tell Someone 'OFF' }Rate it:

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please take it down a notch or two!Your objections are expressed in strong tones of violence!Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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batten down the hatchesPrepare for trouble.Rate it:

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bed downTo put an animal to rest for the night.Rate it:

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bed downThe act of lying down, reclining, preparing for sleep by assuming a supine position/reclining/upon or in a quiet, comfortable venue.Rate it:

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bed them downTo ​lie down ​somewhere, usually ​somewhere different from where you usually ​sleep, in ​order to go to ​sleep.Rate it:

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bed them downAnimal husbandry term. Domesticated animals are treated in the USA with tender loving care. Caretakers of animals provide comfortable resting and sleeping places for the nighttime.Rate it:

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blow me downA cry of surpriseRate it:

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bogged downStuck, as if in a bog.Rate it:

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bogged downStuck; mired, as in detail, difficulty; delayed or made slower.Rate it:

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boogie on downto go (to a place or event)Rate it:

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bow downto bow, to bend oneself as a gesture of respect or deferenceRate it:

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break downcease to functionRate it:

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break downTo become unstable, mentally or otherwise.Rate it:

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break downTo decay.Rate it:

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breathe down someone's neckTo follow someone too closely, making it uncomfortable for them.Rate it:

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bring down the houseTo garner enthusiastic or wild applause.Rate it:

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bring down the houseSpawn overwhelming agreement, acceptance, appreciation, applause as a result of a speech, magic act, athletic, dramatic, vocal, jocular or mime offering.Rate it:

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brush downUsed other than as an idiom: see brush, down. To remove something with a brush, or ones hands using a downward brushing motion.Rate it:

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brush downTo straighten up one's clothes and to tidy up one's appearance.Rate it:

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bucket downTo rain heavily.Rate it:

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burn downTo completely burn, so that nothing remains.Rate it:

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button-downConservative; conventional; unimaginative.Rate it:

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button-downOf a collar, able to be buttoned down to the shirt, as over a necktie.Rate it:

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button-downSerious; staid; businesslike.Rate it:

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calm downTo become less excited, intense, or angryRate it:

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caught with one's pants downCaught off guard, unprepared, or in an embarrassing situation.Rate it:

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charge downTo lose electrical powerRate it:

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charge downTo run towards something in an effort to stop it going forward.Rate it:

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chop downUsed other than as an idiom: see chop, down.Rate it:

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