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down in American football topic

downdown3 noun  1 [uncountable]DCB soft hair like a baby’s2 [uncountable]HBB the soft fine feathers of a bird3 [countable]DSA one of the four chances that an American football team has to move forward when it is their turn to have the ball4 the downs5 have a down on somebody ups and downs at up2(1)
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downBring a down jacket and a pair of gloves, and you'll be fine.a down comforterAs a result, some aspects of Hollywood history are magnified in the ups and downs of his career.In the second quarter, he sprinted up the field 13 yards for a first down.They averaged more than six yards a play, and they picked up nine first downs.They also blitzed continually on first and second downs, putting the Raiders in more predictable, long-yardage situations.Across the fields towards the downs is the disused Wilts and Berks Canal.