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Into or in the centre of a town:‘I went down town to do a few errands’
- ‘Last week I took the subway down town for an appointment with a lawyer.’
- ‘The army mutinied and went down town in a show of strength.’
- ‘Loud, alcohol-fuelled rows which begin down town can be continued in the hospital.’
- ‘We all met up in a bar down town sometime later, Chris got absolutely drunk and with that we headed home.’
- ‘‘We're moving into an apartment down town,’ she said.’
- ‘Forget all your worries about teenagers not knowing the difference between Britney and Beethoven - all you have to do is go down town in festival Edinburgh to witness callow youth lapping up Schubert and Stockhausen.’
- ‘At the weekend if you went down town sober the behaviour of those out on a ‘bender’ would be very intimidating.’
- ‘We find the local population are very friendly towards us, especially when we go down town.’
- ‘And later this month, the 88-year-old will head down town for an evening of music celebrating the rock ‘n’ roll legend.’
- ‘For your information I'm going down town with Alex.’
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