To drop down

(Naut.) to sail, row, or move down a river, or toward the sea.

See also: Drop

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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You haven't told me when he threatens to drop down upon me.'
"Today [against Watford] he had to drop down to get hold of the ball.
ECP said it has determined that continuing its ownership and pursuing a course of action that includes, but is not limited to, continuing to offer to drop down assets at Summit Investments to SMLP is presently the best way to enhance the value of ECP's investment in Summit Investments and SMLP.
"This agreement is part of TransCanada's long-term strategy to drop down our remaining U.S.
Sordell, 22, is also out favour at the Reebok and could be forced to drop down to League One for first-team football.
This is the opinion of lifelong fan John Unitt who doesn't care if the Sky Blues have to drop down lower than the Conference - if it means seeing the back of current owners Sisu.
has agreed to drop down 50% of the Express-Platte Pipeline System to Spectra Energy Partners for $555 million in cash, $139 million in newly issued partnership units, and $129 million of acquired Express-Platte System debt.
"I made the decision last year that I wanted to drop down a weight category to get to the Games.
With Albion now guaranteed a top-flight return, Thomas is pleased he took the gamble to drop down a level.
Chocolate Cookie 7.10 Windsor SP forecast 8-15 Connections had every right to drop down to 5f after her encouraging debut over 6f at Salisbury, as they were chasing the loot in the Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury.
The TMs for the MK19 now say if you have runaway firing to drop down one charging handle to stop the gun.