scroll down meaning, scroll down definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( scrolls    plural & 3rd person present)   ( scrolling    present participle)   ( scrolled    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A scroll is a long roll of paper or a similar material with writing on it.  
Ancient scrolls were found in caves by the Dead Sea.     
2       n-count   A scroll is a painted or carved decoration made to look like a scroll.  
...a handsome suite of chairs incised with Grecian scrolls.     
3       verb   If you scroll through text on a computer screen, you move the text up or down to find the information that you need.     (COMPUTING)  
I scrolled down to find `United States of America'.      V prep/adv  

scroll bar        ( scroll bars    plural  ) On a computer screen, a scroll bar is a long thin box along one edge of a window, which you click on with the mouse to move the text up, down, or across the window.     (COMPUTING)      n-count  
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relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
(in an organization) set up a more informal structure/workflow/environment; give up on communication protocols between departments
calm down!
face a specific situation; act in a certain way
E.g.: John went out of rehab a few days ago and he is determined to not go down that road again.
metaphoric expression for getting married
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
to take OR turn OR bring something down a notch means to decrease its intensity
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences


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