down

I. down down 1 [daʊn] adverb
1. if an amount or the level of something goes down, it falls to a lower amount or level:

• By lunchtime, the 100-index was down 4.2 at 3053.1.

• 59% of companies report sales volume down on a year ago.

• The cuts have taken the company's UK workforce down by 30%

2. FINANCE cash/​money down money paid as a first payment towards a larger sum. Cash down can also mean paying for something immediately in notes and coins rather than with a cheque:

• The sum of money to be paid is $50 cash down and ten monthly installments of $5.

— see also down payment
3. COMPUTING if a machine, system, or piece of electrical equipment is down, it is not working:

• My system went down over the weekend and I didn't get any emails.

• The printer can be used even when the telecommunication lines are down.

— opposite up
  [m0] II. down down 2 verb
down tools if the people who work in a factory down tools, they refuse to work:

• Workers downed tools in protest against the redundancies.

— compare strike2

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Ⅰ.
down UK US /daʊn/ adverb
at or towards a lower level or a smaller amount: »

The stock market is down for the fifth week in a row.

go/come down »

Consumers may be waiting for prices to come down before they buy.

»

The number of workers here has gone down from 500 last year to 410.

»

Production is down by almost a fifth.

down 10p/10%/10 points, etc. »

Operating profits were down 50%.

10p/10%/10 points, etc. down »

Lead closed three dollars down at $611 per tonne.

»

Sales were way down on the same quarter last year.

»

Most currencies in the region ended the week slightly down against the US dollar.

in writing or on paper: »

write/note/jot sth down

down in writing/on paper »

Do you have it down in writing, or was it just a verbal agreement?

have sb down for sth »

On next month's order I've got you down for three cases of supplies.

if you pay money down on something, you pay part of the price and will pay the rest later: pay 10%/$100, etc. down »

We paid 10% down on the house and took out a mortgage for the rest.

money/cash down »

The sign advertised easy mortgages and houses with no money down.

having less money than before: »

The deal left him almost $500 down.

Ⅱ.
down UK US /daʊn/ adjective
[after verb] IT if a computer or system is down, it is not working, usually for a limited period: »

The network will be down for an hour for routine maintenance.

»

The whole system's gone down.

Ⅲ.
down UK US /daʊn/ verb [T]
down tools — Cf. down tools

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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