"downing" in the noun sense
1. Downing, Andrew Jackson Downing
United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)
"downing" in the verb sense
1. toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, down, drink down, kill
drink down entirely
"He downed three martinis before dinner"
"She killed a bottle of brandy that night"
"They popped a few beer after work"
2. devour, demolish, down, consume, go through
eat up completely, as with great appetite
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
"The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them"
bring down or defeat (an opponent)
4. down, shoot down, land
shoot at and force to come down
"the enemy landed several of our aircraft"
5. down, knock down, cut down, push down, pull down
cause to come or go down
"The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"
"The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"
6. polish, refine, fine-tune, down
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
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