(Irregular preterit, past participle: bound).
1. To make fast; tie or secure, with or as if with a rope.
2. To wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose; SYN. bandage.
3. To create social or emotional ties; SYN. tie, bond.
4. To provide with a binding, as of books.
1. To lower the grade of something; reduce its worth; SYN. cheapen.
2. To reduce in worth, character, etc.; disgrace; dishonour; SYN. disgrace, demean, put down.
3. To reduce the level of land, as by erosion.
1. To take down from a mount.
2. To alight from a horse; to descend or get off, as a rider from his horse.
do down / də ˈdaʊn /
British; to get the better of (as by trickery)
download / daʊnloʊd /
1. In communications, to transfer a copy of a file from a remote computer to the requesting computer by means of a modem or network. To transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location.
2. To send a block of data, such as a PostScript file, to a dependent device, such as a PostScript printer. Compare upload. down-load
1. To let fall to the ground
2. To fall vertically
3. To go down in value
4. To leave or unload, esp. of passengers or cargo; SYN. set down, put down, unload.
5. To utter casually
6. To lose (said of games, in sports)
7. To stop pursuing or acting; SYN. knock off.
8. To terminate an association with
9. To give birth; used for animals
10. To change from one level to another
(Irregular preterit, past participle: laid).
1. To put in a horizontal position; SYN. put down, repose.
2. To prepare or position for action or operation.
3. To impose as a duty, burden, or punishment.
4. To lay eggs.
1. To accept despite complete satisfaction
2. To arrange or fix in the desired order
3. To become resolved, fixed, established, or quiet
4. To become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style; SYN. take root, steady down, settle down.
5. To cause to settle, as of liquids.
6. To come to rest; SYN. halt.
7. To dispose of; make a financial settlement.
8. To end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement
9. To establish or develop as a residence:
10. To form a community
11. To get one's revenge for a wrong or an injury; SYN. get back.
12. To settle conclusively; come to terms; SYN. square off, square up, determine.
13. To settle into a position; SYN. settle down.
14. To take up residence and become established; SYN. locate, relocate.