Complete each sentence using a verb (in the correct form) + down.
The train *** as it approached the station.
I stopped writing and put down my pen.
I was really angry. It took me a long time to calm down.
The train slowed down as it approached the station.
Sarah applied to study medicine at university, but she was turned down.
Our car is very reliable. It has never broken down.
I need to spend less money. I’m going to cut down on things I don’t really need.
I didn’t play very well. I felt that I had let down the other players in the team.
The shop closed down because it was losing money. (̶h̶a̶s̶)
This is a very ugly building. Many people would like it to be knocked down. (*be pulled down & be torn down* is also possible but don’t use it)
I can’t understand why you turned down the chance of working abroad for a year. It would have been a great experience for you.
A: Did you see the accident? What happened exactly? B: A man was knocked down by a car as he was crossing the road.
Peter got married when he was 20, but unfortunately the marriage broke down a few years later.