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Definition of down preposition from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1from a high or higher point on something to a lower one The stone rolled down the hill. Tears ran down her face. Her hair hung down her back to her waist.
  2. 2along; toward the direction in which you are facing He lives just down the street. Go down the road till you reach the traffic lights. There's a bridge a mile down the river from here.
  3. 3all through a period of time an exhibition of costumes down the ages (= from all periods of history)
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