downing

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downing

  1. present participle of down

Noun[edit]

downing ‎(plural downings)

  1. An occasion on which something is downed.
    • 2007 February 18, Michael R. Gordon, “Planning Seen in Iraqi Attacks on U.S. Copters”, in New York Times[1]:
      In several recent helicopter downings, the attackers used a variety of weapons [] .
  2. A defeat.
    • 2013, Delme Parfitt in Wales Online, Cardiff City 1 - 0 Swansea City: Steven Caulker heads Bluebirds to South Wales derby win (3 November 2013)
      This was not just a downing of fierce rivals for the home side, it was three precious points to go towards their quest to stay in the top flight.

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