charge down

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charge down

  1. (intransitive, idiomatic, of an electrical device) To lose electrical power
  2. (transitive) To run towards something in an effort to stop it going forward.
    • 2011 October 1, Tom Fordyce, “Rugby World Cup 2011: England 16-12 Scotland”, BBC Sport:
      Another Wilkinson attempt was charged down before a fine clearing run and kick from Ashton and burgled Scottish line-out worked a penalty chance from wide left.