Definition of down for the count
- The boxer was down for the count.
- The company is in trouble and may be about to go down for the count.
- I was really sleepy and two minutes after getting into bed, I was out for the count.
: toward or in a lower physical position
: to a lying or sitting position
: toward or to the ground, floor, or bottom
: down (see 1down) along, around, through, toward, in, into, or on
: to cause to go or come down (see 1down) : such as
: to cause to fall by or as if by shooting : bring down
: occupying a low position
: directed or going downward
: lower in price
: descent, depression
: an instance of putting down someone (such as an opponent in wrestling)
: a complete play to advance the ball
: an undulating usually treeless upland with sparse soil
: a sheep of any breed originating in the downs of southern England
: a covering of soft fluffy feathers
: something soft and fluffy like down
: down syndrome
: to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number
: to name the numbers in order up to and including
: to include in a tallying and reckoning
: the action or process of counting
: a total obtained by counting : tally
: reckoning, account
: a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl
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