mark down

mark down
1) PHRASAL VERB If you mark something down, you write it down.

[V n P] I tend to forget things unless I mark them down...

[V P n (not pron)] As he marks down the prices, he stops now and then to pack things into a large bag.

2) PHRASAL VERB If you mark someone down as a particular type of person, especially a type that you do not like, you consider that they have the qualities which make them that type of person.

[V n P as n] If he'd taken that five pounds, I would have marked him down as a greedy fool...

[V n P as n] In those days if you asked `why?' about anything you were marked down as a militant.

3) PHRASAL VERB To mark an item down or mark its price down means to reduce its price.

[V P n (not pron)] A toy store has marked down the Sonic Hedgehog computer game...

[V P n (not pron)] Retailers will have to mark down prices sharply to bring in sales...

[V-ed P] Clothes are the best bargain, with many items marked down. [Also V n P]

4) PHRASAL VERB If a teacher marks a student down, the teacher puts a lower grade on the student's work because of a mistake that has been made.

[V n P] If he'd marked them down when I thought they were good, then I would argue the case.

English dictionary. 2008.

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