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Noun: Downing  daw-ning
  1. United States landscape architect who designed the grounds of the White House and the Capitol Building (1815-1852)
    - Andrew Jackson Downing
Verb: down  dawn
  1. Drink down entirely
    "He downed three martinis before dinner"; "They belted down a few beers after work"; "They poured down a few beers after work"; "They drank down a few beers after work"; "They bolted down a few beers after work";
    - toss off, pop, bolt down, belt down, pour down, drink down, kill
     
  2. Eat immoderately
    "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal";
    - devour, consume, go through
     
  3. (sport) bring down or defeat (an opponent)
     
  4. Shoot at and force to come down
    "the enemy downed several of our aircraft";
    - shoot down, land
     
  5. Cause to come or go down
    "The policeman downed the heavily armed suspect"; "The mugger knocked down the old lady after she refused to hand over her wallet"; "The policeman cut down the heavily armed suspect";
    - knock down, cut down, push down, pull down
     
  6. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    - polish, refine, fine-tune

Type of: ameliorate, amend, better, defeat, drink, eat, get the better of, imbibe, improve, landscape architect, landscape gardener, landscaper, landscapist, meliorate, mend, overcome, strike

Encyclopedia: Downing, Missouri

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