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down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (from higher to lower)naar beneden, omlaag bw
  lager bw
 He climbed down from the tree.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (lower)lager bn
  gezakt bn
 The price of oil is down this week.
 
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down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sick)ziek bn
  geveld bn
 She's down with the flu at the moment.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (level: reduced)laag, ondermaats bn
  gezakt bn
 The water level is down. We should add some more.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (depressed)down, neerslachtig, verdrietig, terneergeslagen bn
 I've been feeling down all week.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (to the south)ten zuiden, in het zuiden bn
 They're down on the south coast all week.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (American football: stopped) (American football)Als een speler die met de bal vooruitloopt wordt tegengehouden of niet meer verder kan
 The referee declared the ball down.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sports: behind in score)achter, achterop bn
 The Danish team is down ten points.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK (trains: away from capital)in het Verenigd Koninkrijk een trein die van Londen wegrijdt
 The down train leaves from this platform.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (not working, out of order) (website)plat bn
  buiten werking
 The server's down. You'll have to try again later.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (learned)voorbereid, geleerd bn
 Have you got your lines down for the school play yet?.
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (gambling: with losses of)in het rood
  negatief bn
 I'm down three hundred dollars.
 Ik sta 300 dollar in het rood
down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (finished)af, klaar, gedaan bn
 We've got three reports down, one to go!
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (on the bottom)beneden bw
 There's a house down there in the valley.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (away from here)naar bw
 Are you coming down to the pub with us?
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (written)opgeschreven, genoteerd bn
 Have you got that down yet?
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (sitting or lying) (in samenstelling)neer- bw
 I put her down for her nap.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (southward)naar het zuiden
 We're going down to Italy for our holidays this year.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to lower value)omlaag, naar beneden bw
 Prices have come down in recent weeks.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (reduced: in volume, amount, etc.)teruggebracht tot bw
 We've got our luggage down to one suitcase each.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (time: earlier to later)gedurende, in de loop van, met het verloop van bw
 Language changes down through the ages.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to lesser strength) (in samenstelling)af-, neer- bw
 The beer tastes watered down.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (cash payment) (in samenstelling)neer- bn
 How much money can you put down?
 Hoeveel geld kan je neerleggen?
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (into submission) (in samenstelling)neer- bw
 He shouted down his opponent.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (fixed state) (in samenstelling)vast- bw
 The antenna was tied down with ropes.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (to the source)achter bw
 He tracked down his natural father.
down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (suppressed)neer, onder bw
 He choked down his emotions.
down interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" (command to a dog)af tw
 Down, boy! Get back to your kennel.
down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bird: soft feathers)dons nw het
 These pillows are filled with goose down.
down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (person: soft hair)dons nw het
 He was sixteen and had down on his chin.
down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (botany: fuzz)dons nw de
  haartjes nw mv
 Peaches have a layer of down on their skin.
down,
downs
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
UK (rolling country)hoge weide nw de
 Sheep were grazing on the downs.
down preppreposition: Relates noun or pronoun to another element of sentence--for example, "a picture of John," "She walked from my house to yours." (away)naar beneden, omlaag, af bw
 They walked down the mountain.
down viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (fall)zakken, dalen onoverg.ww
 The road ups and downs all the way to the sea.
down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (drink)opdrinken overg.ww
 He downed his beer and left.
down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (shoot from the sky)neerhalen, naar beneden schieten overg.ww
 They downed a helicopter with just a rifle.
down vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (subdue)neerleggen overg.ww
 That wrestler could down anyone in thirty seconds.
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down bn Engels (neerslachtig)down, depressed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  sad, dejected adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
neerwaarts bn/bw (naar beneden)downwards adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
beneden bw (omlaag, onder)down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  below advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  at the bottom advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
neer bw (naar beneden)down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
omlaag bw (naar beneden)down, downwards advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
put nw de figuurlijk (depressie)down, depressed adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
 
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in de put bw figuurlijk (verdrietig, triest) (fig.: sad)down, low adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
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aan de grond brengen overg. uitdr. (neerzetten)put down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
aan het werk gaan onoverg. uitdr. (beginnen te werken)get down to work, get to work v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
afgebroken bn (verwoest)demolished v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
  pulled down v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
afslanken onoverg. ww (zakelijk: inkrimpen)trim down, slim down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
begeven,
zich begeven
onoverg.ww
(stukgaan)break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  collapse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
bepalen overg.ww (voorschrijven, beslissen)prescribe vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  lay down vtr + prep
  determine vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  decide vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
blussen overg. ww (bedaren)calm down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
dalen onoverg. ww (naar beneden gaan)go down vi + prep
  descend viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  drop viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  fall viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
dalend bn (naar beneden gaand)going down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  descending adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
duim omlaag uitdr. (afkeuring)thumbs down exprexpression: Prepositional phrase, adverbial phrase, or other phrase or expression--for example, "behind the times," "on your own."
gedaald bn (naar beneden gegaan)dropped, descended adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  fallen adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  gone down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  declined, decreased adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
in de steek laten,
Replace: in de steek gelaten
overg. uitdr.
(aan zijn lot overlaten)leave in the lurch v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  let down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
in elkaar storten onoverg. uitdr. figuurlijk (v. persoon, psychisch) (figurative)collapse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (figurative)break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
in elkaar storten onoverg. uitdr. (v. bouwwerk)collapse viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  fall down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
in vlammen opgaan onoverg. uitdr. (afbranden)go up in flames v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  burn down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
inschrijven overg. ww (opschrijven)write down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
jagen op ww+vz figuurlijk (achternazitten)chase vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hunt down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
kapot gaan bn+ww (stuk gaan)break viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
koud worden bn+ww (afkoelen)cool off, cool down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
  chill viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
met de handen in de zakken frase figuurlijk (op eenvoudige wijze) (figurative)hands down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
  effortlessly advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
met harde hand optreden tegen overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (zeer streng handelen tegen)crack down on vi phrasal + prep
  deal with firmly v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
neergelegd bn (op de grond)put down, laid down v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
neergezet bn (geplaatst)put down, laid down, set down v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
iets noteren overg. ww (optekenen)note vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  write down, note down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (informal)jot down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  make a note of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
omgekeerd bn/bw (omgedraaid)turned adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  upside down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  opposite, reverse adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
ondergaan onoverg. ww (onder oppervlakte)go under vi + prep
  go down vi + prep
opsporen overg.ww (door zoeken vinden)trace, track, detect vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  track down, hunt down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
optekenen overg.ww (opschrijven, noteren)record vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  write down, note down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  note vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
rolluik nw hetshutter, roll-down shutter nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
schrijven overg.ww (op papier zetten, noteren)write vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  note vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  put down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
sluiten overg.ww (dichtdoen)close, shut vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  close down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (business)shut down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
stralen onoverg.ww informeel (zakken voor test)fail viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go down viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  (US)flunk vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
Syndroom van Down nw het (genetische afwijking)Down syndrome, Down's syndrome nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
vallen onoverg. ww (neerkomen)come down vi+prep
  fall viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 Na het bezoek aan de kapper, viel haar haar mooi.
vastleggen,
zich vastleggen
overg.ww
(opnemen, registreren)record vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  set down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  capture vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
vertragen onoverg. ww (trager gaan)slow down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
iemand/iets vertragen overg. ww (trager laten gaan)slow down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  delay vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
vloeren overg.ww (iem. tegen de grond werken) (informal)floor vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  knock down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  (slang)deck vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
weigeren overg.ww (iets niet willen accepteren)refuse, reject vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  turn down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
  pass up vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
zakelijk bn (praktisch)practical adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  pragmatical adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
  down to earth adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."
zakken onoverg.ww (neerwaarts gaan)fall, drop viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  sink viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  go down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
zijn neus ophalen voor overg. uitdr. figuurlijk (niet waarderen) (figurative)turn up your nose at v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  look down on vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
zitten onoverg.ww (gezeten zijn)sit viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
  be seated v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  sit down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up."
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be bogged down in/by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (encumbered or oppressed) (figuurlijk)verzanden in ww+vz
  (figuurlijk)blijven steken in onoverg.uitdr.
 The lawyer was bogged down in paper work.
bear down on [sth/sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (push, press on)drukken onoverg.ww
 Bear down on the pen to make clear carbon copies.
bear down on [sb/sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] UK (rush towards)snel afkomen op onoverg. uitdr.
 The truck came bearing down on the brothers as they were crossing the street.
bear down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (approach threateningly)dreigend afkomen op iemand onoverg. uitdr.
 The man was bearing down on Jim along the path.
bear down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] figurative (weigh heavily upon) (figuurlijk)zwaar wegen op, zwaar drukken op onoverg. uitdr.
 The weight of Emma's financial worries were bearing down on her.
beat down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (sun: shine brightly and hot) (zon)branden onoverg.ww
 The sun was beating down on our backs.
beat down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (rain: pour heavily)stortregenen onoverg.ww
  (informeel)gieten, hozen overg.ww
 The rain beat down so hard on the apple tree that in the morning half of the apples were on the ground.
beat [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (negotiate lower price from)afdingen bij ww + vz
  (informeel)pingelen onoverg.ww
 Amy beat the seller down to £20 for the vase.
beat [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (price: negotiate lower)afdingen op ww + vz
  (informeel)pingelen onoverg.ww
 We beat the price down to $45.
beat [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal, figurative (demoralize)terneerslaan onoverg.ww
  ontmoedigen overg.ww
  moedeloos maken overg.ww
 Doris admitted that life was beating her down.
bed down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (go to bed)naar bed gaan onoverg. uitdr.
  gaan slapen onoverg. uitdr.
 I usually bed down at about eleven o'clock.
bed [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (provide bed for)een slaapplaats bieden overg. uitdr.
 Emily fed, bathed, and bedded down the children.
bow down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (bend or kneel as sign of respect)neerbuigen, neerknielen onoverg.ww
 She was asked to bow down in front of a statue of their god.
bowed down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." figurative (weighed down, oppressed)onderdrukt bn
break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (person: cry)in huilen uitbarsten frase
 Stella broke down when the police told her about her husband's accident.
break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (collapse, become weak) (figuurlijk)instorten onoverg.ww
 The union called a strike after talks broke down over retirement benefits.
break down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (machine: stop working)kapot gaan, stuk gaan onoverg.ww
 The car broke down on the way home.
break [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (door, wall: knock down) (deur)intrappen overg.ww
  slopen overg.ww
  (muur)neerhalen, afbreken overg.ww
 The police broke down the door when they raided the house.
break [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (substance: disintegrate) (v.e. stof)afbreken overg.ww
 Alcohol wordt voornamelijk afgebroken door de lever.
break [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (analyze) (figuurlijk)opsplitsen overg.ww
  analyseren overg.ww
 We can break down the process into a number of separate stages.
break down and cry v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (burst into tears)in tranen uitbarsten, in huilen uitbarsten frase
 Helen broke down and cried when she heard the sad news.
bucket,
bucket along [sth],
bucket down [sth]
vi + prep
UK (travel quickly) (hard rijden)razen onoverg.ww
Opmerking: Followed by a preposition
 The car was bucketing along the road.
burn down vi + adv (be destroyed by fire)afbranden onoverg.ww
 The factory burnt down in a fire that killed 11 workers.
burn [sth] down vtr + adv (destroy by fire)doen afbranden, platbranden overg.ww
 A fire burnt the hotel down.
button-down shirt nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (shirt with buttons on ends of collar)button-down overhemd nw het
 He's always neatly dressed in a freshly-pressed suit and a button-down shirt.
climb down [sth] vi + prep (descend by grasping)naar beneden klimmen onoverg.uitdr.
  afdalen onoverg.ww
 She managed to climb down the mountain to fetch help for her injured friend.
climb down [sth] vi + adv (descend [sth] by grasping)naar beneden klimmen onoverg.uitdr.
 If the cat climbed up the tree, I'm sure he can climb down.
come down in price v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (become less expensive) (prijs)zakken, dalen onoverg.ww
  goedkoper worden overg.ww
 That computer will come down in price when a faster model becomes available.
come down to earth v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (be realistic) (figuurlijk)weer met beide benen op de grond komen, wakker geschud worden frase
 He came down to earth with a real bump when he was forced to get his first job.
cool down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (become less hot)afkoelen onoverg.ww
 Give the cookies ten minutes to cool down.
cool down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, informal (become less angry) (figuurlijk)afkoelen onoverg.ww
  bedaren onoverg.ww
 It took Andy a while to cool down after the argument with his brother.
cool [sth/sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (make less hot)doen afkoelen overg.ww
 Ben took a cold shower to cool himself down after the race.
cool down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (feeling: lessen) (figuurlijk)bekoelen onoverg.ww
  bedaren overg.ww
 Henry decided to stay out of his wife's way until her anger had cooled down.
course down [sth] vi + prep (liquids: flow down)stromen onoverg.ww
 Tears were coursing down the cheeks of the mourners as they stood at the graveside. The waterfall coursed down the rocks into the pool below.
crack down on [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (not tolerate)stevig aanpakken bw + ww
  (Belg.)hard aanpakken bw+ww
 The principal is starting to crack down on unexcused absences.
crack down on [sb] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] informal (punish)met harde hand optreden tegen frase
 Every holiday, police set up checkpoints to crack down on drunk drivers.
cut down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (reduce consumption)minderen onoverg.ww
 If you can't give up smoking altogether, you should at least try to cut down.
cut down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (reduce)minderen met ww + vz
 I'm cutting down on my electicity usage by installing CF bulbs in all my lamps.
cut down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (kill, strike down)doen sneuvelen overg.ww
 Many soldiers were cut down by enemy fire.
deep down advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (inwardly or intimately)diep vanbinnen bw
 She looks happy but deep down she is very lonely.
die down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (diminish, subside)bedaren, afnemen onoverg.ww
 The shouting died down when the rock star began singing.
double down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." US (blackjack: double the bid) (blackjack)verdubbelen overg.ww
double down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative, US (make twice the effort) (figuurlijk; inzet, energie)verdubbelen overg.ww
double down on [sth] vi phrasal + prep figurative, US (be twice as focused or intense about [sth](figuurlijk)verdubbelen overg.ww
down below advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (in Hell) (figuurlijk)in de hel bw
 They should send these evil people down below.
down below advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." euphemism (in the genital area)in het kruis bw
 Harry's been suffering from problems down below.
down in the dumps advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative (miserable) (figuurlijk)in de put bw
  verdrietig, mistroostig bn
be down on [sth/sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (dislike)het gemunt hebben op uitdr.
down south,
down South
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
US (in Southern States) (V.S.)in de zuidelijke staten bw
down south,
down South
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
UK (in Southern counties) (G.B.)in de zuidelijke provincies bw
 Jack's been living down south in Kent for many years now.
down south advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (any country: in the south)in het zuiden bw
 Down south in India is the ancient trading port of Cochin.
down the hatch interjinterjection: Exclamation--for example, "Oh no!" "Wow!" slang (cheers) (informeel)ad fundum tw
  (slang)adje tw
Down's nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. abbr, informal (Down's syndrome: chromosome abnormality) (medisch)syndroom van Down, mongolisme nw het, ont.
Down's syndrome,
also US: Down syndrome
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(chromosome abnormality)syndroom van Down nw het
 My brother was born with Down's syndrome.
drag [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (demoralize) (figuurlijk)naar beneden halen overg.ww
  verpesten overg.ww
 His attitude is dragging the rest of us down.
drag down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (lower the status, reputation of) (fig., v. reputatie)neerhalen, verlagen overg.ww
 Marrying that reprobate will certainly drag down her reputation.
dressing down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (casual clothes)informele kleding, eenvoudige kleding nw de, ont.
 In many industries, dressing down is the new norm.
dressing down,
dressing-down
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (reprimand)uitbrander, reprimande nw de
 The teacher gave the children a dressing-down for having disobeyed the rules.
fall down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (structure: collapse) (bouwwerk)omvallen, instorten onoverg.ww
 The brick wall fell down.
fall down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (person: trip, slip) (persoon)vallen, neervallen onoverg.ww
 Mike fell down and injured his back.
fall down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." figurative (person: fail)mislukken onoverg.ww
  (informeel)op zijn bek gaan frase
 Many students fall down on this test task.
get bogged down in/by [sth] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative, informal (stuck: in activity, etc.) (figuurlijk, informeel)zich blind staren op onoverg. uitdr.
  (figuurlijk)verzanden, vastlopen onoverg. ww
 I thought I would be able to leave early, but I got bogged down by paperwork.
get bogged down v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (stuck: in mud) (in modder)vast komen te zitten frase
 Once again the car got bogged down in the mud.
get bogged down in debt v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (owe money)gebukt gaan onder schulden frase
 Neil found himself getting bogged down in debt.
get [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (depress)deprimeren overg.ww
  somber maken bn+ww
 Try not to let your exam results get you down.
 Laat jouw examenresultaten je niet deprimeren.
get down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (from vehicle, horse)uitstappen onoverg.ww
  (paard)afstijgen onoverg.ww
 The truck driver got down from his cab to inspect the tires.
 De vrachtwagenchauffeur stapte uit uit zijn cabine om de banden te inspecteren.
get down to business v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (start now)aan de slag gaan, ter zake komen frase
 We need to get down to business if we hope to finish this today.
 We moeten ter zake komen als we vandaag nog willen afronden.
glance down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (look briefly downwards)even naar beneden kijken frase
go down well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (news: be welcome)enthousiast ontvangen worden onoverg. uitdr.
 News of an increase in profits went down well with investors in the company.
go down well v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal, figurative (performance: be enjoyed)in de smaak vallen onoverg. uitdr.
 The band were very good and they went down well with the fans.
gobble [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." informal (eat hungrily)opschrokken, opslokken overg.ww
 They gobbled down their dinner.
 Ze schrokten hun diner op.
gulp [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (drink quickly)opslokken overg.ww
 I was so thirsty that I opened the fridge and started gulping down milk straight from the carton.
 Ik had zo'n dorst dat ik de melk recht uit het karton opslokte.
gulp [sth] down vtr phrasal (tears: suppress) (tranen)onderdrukken overg.ww
hand-me-down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (used garment)afdankertje nw het
 Bill became used to wearing his brother's hand-me-downs.
hand-me-down nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (used item)tweedehands voorwerp nw het
 Mandy saved a lot of money on items for her baby thanks to hand-me-downs from her family.
hand-me-down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (second-hand)tweedehands, afgedragen bn
 Emma was given all her sister's hand-me-down clothes.
hang down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (droop, dangle)hangen, bungelen onoverg.ww
 The Halloween decorations were hanging down from the ceiling.
have [sth] down cold,
also US: have [sth] down pat
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, informal (know, understand [sth] completely) (figuurlijk, informeel)iets onder de knie hebben overg.uitdr.
 She scored 100% on her Spanish test because she had the conjugations down cold.
have [sb] down cold v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." US, informal (understand [sb]'s character)iem. doorzien overg.uitdr.
  (figuurlijk, informeel)dwars door iem. heen kijken onoverg.uitdr.
hold down a job v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (remain in employment)een baan houden onoverg. uitdr.
 After years of unemployment, John managed to hold down a job at the post office. I can never seem to hold down a job.
hose [sth/sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (spray clean)schoonspuiten overg.ww
hunt [sb/sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (find criminal)opsporen overg.ww
 The cop swore he would hunt down the murderer.
 De agent zwoer dat hij de moordenaar zou opsporen.
jot [sth] down,
jot down [sth]
vtr phrasal
informal (write, make a note of)noteren, opschrijven overg.ww
  (informeel)neerpennen, neerkrabbelen overg.ww
 I'll just jot down the address.
lay down the law v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (enforce rules)de wet voorschrijven nw + ww
 My mom laid down the law; if I choose to smoke I can't live at home.
(a) letdown,
let-down
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (disappointment) (informeel)domper, afknapper nw de
  teleurstelling nw de
 The bad news was a letdown.
letdown,
let-down
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(release of breast milk)melkafscheiding nw de
look down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (lower one's gaze)naar beneden kijken onoverg. uitdr.
 Gary looked down in shame as the teacher told him off.
mark [sth] down,
mark down [sth]
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
(give lower grade to)een lager cijfer geven overg. uitdr.
 The teacher marked my paper down because I misspelled so many words.
mark down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (reduce price of)afprijzen overg.ww
 The store marked down the Christmas merchandise in January.
mark down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (record, note)noteren, opschrijven overg.ww
 Mark down your dentist appointment on the calendar so you don't forget it!
marked-down adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (sold at a reduced price)afgeprijsd bn
 Tania bought the marked-down shoes for half their original price.
melt [sth] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." (substance)smelten, omsmelten overg.ww
 Melt down used wax and pour it into molds to make new candles.
melt down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (nuclear power plant) (kernreactor)afsmelten nw het, ont.
  kernsmelting nw de, ont.
 After the accident, the nuclear plant began to melt down.
melt down vi phrasalphrasal verb, intransitive: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning and not taking direct object--for example, "make up" [=reconcile]: "After they fought, they made up." (emotionally) (figuurlijk)smelten onoverg.ww
 Pete is melting down because he is under so much pressure at work.
mow [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (pedestrian: knock over)omverrijden overg.ww
 She drove up onto the sidewalk and mowed him down with her car.
mow [sb] down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (kill en masse) (figuurlijk)neermaaien overg.ww
 Bank robbers mowed down the police with machine guns.
nail down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." literal (fasten with nails)vastspijkeren overg.ww
 I need to nail down a few loose boards in the flooring.
nail down vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game." figurative (identify precisely)bepalen, vaststellen overg.ww
 We need to nail down exactly how much money was embezzeled by our accountant.
down pat,
UK: off pat
advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down."
(off by heart)kant-en-klaar bw
  paraat, gereed bw
pipe down viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." informal (stop talking, lower one's voice)zachter praten bw + ww
 We'd better pipe down or we'll wake the baby.
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Collocations: downed [his beer, a glass of water, her drink], [duck, goose] down, a down [jacket, blanket, comforter], more...

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