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The Word Down 单词 Down 的多种含义

Today I referred to a dictionary to figure out the meaning of the word 'down'. But I was totally confused as there seemed to be many meanings and usages of this word. So could you please explain to me the word 'down'? Thank you.

Zhou, Guangdong

To answer Zhou's question, Li and William go on a special mission that takes them into the bowels of the earth. To their surprise they see a familiar face there and end up indulging in a traditional British activity.

Many learners of English struggle with the multiple uses of the words up and down. How many do you know?

Look at these examples try to work out what the function of the word is in each sentence.

What's down there?

The station is down the road.

Calm down please.

A feather

The word 'down' probably has some uses that are new to you.

We've been going down for a long time.

I think I'm going down with something.

It's all down to you!

I've been feeling down lately.

My pillow is ripped. All the down has come out.

I was thinking I might go down the pub.

Yeah. I'm down with that.

I'm down to my last £5.

I want to see you down that pint!

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Glossary

mission 使命

the bowels of the earth 地球深处

end up 最终成为, 最后

indulging in 沉浸于

multiple 多种