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In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
Theodore Bikel

Meaning of "down to" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DOWN TO

down to play
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WHAT DOES DOWN TO MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of down to in the English dictionary

The definition of down to in the dictionary is the responsibility or fault of.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DOWN TO

down
down and dirty
down at heel
down in the mouth
down on one´s luck
down payment
down the drain
down the hatch
down under
down with
down-and-out
down-at-heel
down-bow
down-cycle
down-home
down-in-the-mouth
down-market
down-river
down-to-earth

WORDS THAT END LIKE DOWN TO

bad scran to
boil down to
come on to
cotton to
in addition to
know better than to
lock on to
put on to
run to
say amen to
turn to

Synonyms and antonyms of down to in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «down to» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DOWN TO

Find out the translation of down to to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of down to from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «down to» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

向下
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a
570 millions of speakers

English

down to
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

करने के लिए नीचे
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

до
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

até
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিচে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jusqu´à
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

turun ke
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

bis zu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

至るまで
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

아래로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mudhun kanggo
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xuống
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கீழே
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

खाली येणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

aşağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

verso il basso per
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

aż do
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

до
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

în jos pentru a
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προς τα κάτω για να
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

af te
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ned till
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ned
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWN TO»

The term «down to» is very widely used and occupies the 4.342 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DOWN TO» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about down to

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10 QUOTES WITH «DOWN TO»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word down to.
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David Axelrod
Any time you have loose ballots, you have to worry about shenanigans. It's a shame such a hard-fought election has to come down to something like this.
2
Mayim Bialik
I think neuroscience is obviously very esoteric, but I think there are aspects of it that can absolutely be brought down to the level of an interested 11-, 12-, 13-year-old easily.
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Theodore Bikel
In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event.
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Elliott Bisnow
That's what my life has come down to - how can I have fun for me, be with my friends and my family, and how can I help other people.
5
John Bradley-West
When you boil war down or all conflict down to two people, it's a great advert for humanity sometimes. People can find connections with each other, regardless of the bigger picture.
6
Creed Bratton
I don't sit down to write a song, per se.
7
Harold Brodkey
It is death that goes down to the center of the earth, the great burial church the earth is, and then to the curved ends of the universe, as light is said to do.
8
Bill Burr
The first night you walk down to a comedy club, at least for me, I had my voice, and then I went on stage and I lost it.
9
Jenson Button
For me, triathlons were something that was down to me and my fitness. Now, I really enjoy the pain in the triathlon of chasing someone down. It's a bit like chasing down Nico Rosberg in the last few laps at Silverstone - it makes you feel alive.
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Eric Cantor
In a perfect world we would bring corporate tax rates down to 25% or less so we can get competitive in the world economy. Ultimately, I would love to see a flat tax.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DOWN TO»

Discover the use of down to in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to down to and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Down to Earth : Nature's Role in American History: Nature's ...
Writing with marvelous clarity, historian Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key role in virtually every social, economic, and political development ...
Ted Steinberg Professor of History and Law Case Western Reserve University, 2002
2
Universe Down to Earth
Universe Down to Earth makes vivid analogies between scientific laws and household items such as oven-baked pies, tossed tomatoes, and lightbulbs, as well as amusement park rides, Hollywood films, and junk food.
Neil de Grasse Tyson, 1995
3
Down to Earth: Applying Business Principles to Environmental ...
The first book to offer a practical, reality-based view of the relationship between the environment and business practice,Down to Earthwill help executives take advantage of the valuable opportunities for linking their environmental ...
Forest L. Reinhardt, 2000
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Down to Earth Sociology: 14th Edition: Introductory ...
A new edition of a popular college reference features thirty percent new articles addressing current issues of contemporary sociology, from politics and religion to crime and poverty, in a volume that links each article to related chapters ...
James M. Henslin, 2007
5
The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming
Irreverent and entertaining, packed with essential facts and suggestions for how to effect change, the book offers a message of hope. Kids and adults alike can help prevent the full consequences of global warming-we all have a part to play.
Laurie David, Cambria Gordon, 2008
6
Down to the Wire: Confronting Climate Collapse
But this is not a doomsday book.
David W. Orr, 2009
7
Down to This: Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown
An astonishing account of birth, suicide, brawls, binges, tears, crazed laughter, good and bad intentions, fiendish charity and the sudden eloquence and generosity of broken souls, Down to This is Bishop-Stall’s iridescent love song to a ...
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, 2010
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Down to Earth Sociology: Introductory Readings
A latest edition of readings for the Introductory Sociology college market features thirty percent new articles that address current issues of contemporary sociology, from gender and politics to religion and AIDS, in a collection ...
James M. Henslin, 2005
9
Down to You
A sensual game between three players has begun, and it's about to spin deliriously out of control... If Sylvia Day, Samantha Young and Jamie McGuire captured your attention, DOWN TO YOU will have your imagination running wild.
M. Leighton, 2013
10
Down to Earth: Satellite Technologies, Industries, and Cultures
This collection takes readers on a voyage through a truly global industry, from the sites where satellites are launched to the corporate clean rooms where they are designed, and along the orbits and paths that satellites traverse.
Lisa Parks, James Schwoch, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DOWN TO»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term down to is used in the context of the following news items.
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Movies edited down to only the parts where non-white actors speak …
“Every Single Word Spoken by a Person of Color in [Mainstream Film Title]” is a tumblr that edits down major motion pictures to the parts where ... «Boing Boing, Jul 15»
2
Iran nuclear talks in Vienna go right down to the wire
Western diplomats sound less optimistic than their Iranian counterparts; Obama will have a tough time getting a deal through if it is not finalized ... «Haaretz, Jul 15»
3
This is why the NYSE shut down today
At 11 in the morning, it was down to 4.8%. By 11:20, the NYSE only had 2.6% of all trading volume. That dropped to just 2% at 11:32, just before ... «Fortune, Jul 15»
4
Washington Redskins ruling may come down to one simple question
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A Federal Court ruling Wednesday might boil down to one simple question: what's in a name? Continue reading. «WJLA, Jul 15»
5
Malignaggi and Jacobs Count Down To Aug. 1 Fights in Brooklyn
BROOKLYN (July 8, 2015) - Former two-division world champion Paulie "The Magic Man" Malignaggi, middleweight world champion Daniel ... «The Sweet Science, Jul 15»
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DARPA's $4M cyber-threat clash down to seven challengers
This week DARPA said that after a couple dry runs and a significant qualifying event the field of CGC teams is down to seven who will now ... «Network World, Jul 15»
7
Down to last strike, St. Louis Cardinals shock Chicago Cubs 6-5 on …
CHICAGO -- Cardinals manager Mike Matheny enjoys when a team battles back after getting down. On Wednesday, he didn't see his team do ... «FOXSports.com, Jul 15»
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Google Nexus 9 tablet down to £199.99 in Argos sale - and it's the …
Shoppers after a smart tablet mega-deal may have struck gold this morning, as Argos launch their electricals and entertainment sale - with ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Governing well is not a matter of passing orders down to be obeyed
Like many conservatives, Mr Keith Williams ('Every civilized society has laws regulating hours for the sale of alcohol' SN, July 7), perhaps a ... «Stabroek News, Jul 15»
10
Geraint Jones: Wicketkeeper steps down to give others chance
Geraint Jones: Wicketkeeper steps down to give others chance. Use accessible player and disable flyout menus. Geraint Jones. Please turn on ... «BBC Sport, Jul 15»

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