down with

idiom

1
used to say that one does not like something and wants it to stop or fail
Down with racism!
Down with the government!
2
US slang
used to say that one understands or approves of something
I told them I wasn't down with lying to people.
Yeah, I'm down with that.
3
: affected by (an illness)
She has been down with the flu for a week.

Examples of down with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although, the intensity of her makeup and cherry red hair was toned down with soft curls and a sweet pink lip. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 3 June 2024 Team it with heels for formal occasions, or dress it down with sneakers or sandals when grabbing brunch or attending a garden party picnic. Averi Baudler, Peoplemag, 28 May 2024 The Pink House, as everyone called it, was just a seven-minute drive from the State Capitol, where lawmakers tried to find ways to shut it down with bill after bill. Lisa Lerer, New York Times, 28 May 2024 After getting snacks and drinks, Whitton headed toward the store’s camping and outdoor section and saw an older man with long, grayish-white hair who was squatting down with his back turned. Marcus D. Smith, Sacramento Bee, 26 May 2024 Followed by Wrapping your hair down with the Design Essentials Compositions Foaming Wrap Lotion and the Denman Brush Edge Tamer, of course! Celeste Polanco, Essence, 20 May 2024 Parrish made a corner 3 with 2.4 seconds left for a 72-69 Aztecs win in 2022; Parrish’s late layup last season capped a comeback from five down with 45 seconds left for a 63-62 win. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 May 2024 Flatten each croissant by pressing down with a rolling pin, or heavy pot, sealing ham & cheese inside of the croissant. Christianna Silva, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 May 2024 The same holds true for this black maxi dress, which can be dressed up or down with different shoes and accessories (think: heels, sneakers, sun hats, jewelry, and more). Bridget Degnan, Travel + Leisure, 12 May 2024

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“Down with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20with. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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