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downward

  

      adj  
1    descending from a higher to a lower level, condition, position, etc.  
2    descending from a beginning  
      adv  
3       a variant of       downwards  
  downwardly      adv  
  downwardness      n  


downward mobility  
      n     (Sociol)   the movement of an individual, social group, or class to a lower status  
   Compare       upward mobility  
  
See also  
    horizontal mobility       vertical mobility  
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n.
an exercise consisting in controlled downward and/or forward movement, used for weight training
id.
without any hesitation, delay or preparation ; instantly ; at the slightest signal/pretext/provocation. Note: The phrase probably alludes to the late 19th century common practice of signaling the start of a race or other contest by either dropping a hat or sweeping it in a rapid downward motion.
Call Mike if you need help; he can come at the drop of a hat / He was known for his generosity and kindness but when things were going wrong at work, he could turn nasty at the drop of a hat
adj.
without respiratory movements
respiratory pause, respiratory arrest
nf.
Mozette /moz-ette/ 1. A personality cult movement 2. A feminine adoration of Steven P. Morrissey 3. Followers of a charismatic leader with narcissistic traits, displaying an extraordinary amount of energy.
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
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