count down

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count down (plural count downs)

  1. Alternative spelling of countdown


count down (third-person singular simple present counts down, present participle counting down, simple past and past participle counted down)

  1. To announce the passage of time to a precisely timed expected event.
    The sound system counted down the seconds to meteor impact.
  2. To await a precisely timed expected event.
    The party was counting down the days to Inauguration.


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