"downs" in the noun sense
1. down, down feather
soft fine feathers
American football) a complete play to advance the football
"you have four downs to gain ten yards"
3. Down, John L. H. Down
English physician who first described Down's syndrome (1828-1896)
usually plural) a rolling treeless highland with little soil
5. down, pile
fine soft dense hair (as the fine short hair of cattle or deer or the wool of sheep or the undercoat of certain dogs)
"downs" 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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