Definition of 'countdown'
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There was a countdown clock ahead of them going on sale at 9am. The Sun (2017)It was most definitely the final countdown. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His countdown clock is ticking to the end of the season. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So now we begin the final countdown. The Sun (2015)All of which makes this a far more absorbing and instructive experience than your average festive countdown show. Times, Sunday Times (2012)So the countdown begins in earnest. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The former Countdown maths whizz also had stitches in her forehead and eyelid. The Sun (2013)Just don't expect to see me out there before the final countdown. The Sun (2015)Yet in what is now an election countdown, ending such protections will be fiendishly difficult. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They've got a countdown clock on their website showing a plane heading for the twin towers. The Sun (2011)These changes will provide the base before the intensity switches to the athletes for the final 18-month countdown. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I think this is the final countdown here. The Sun (2015)The countdown to 2011 begins in Toulouse. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The countdown begins in December. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'countdown'
British English: countdown NOUN
A countdown is the counting aloud of numbers in reverse order before something happens, especially before a spacecraft is launched.
The countdown has begun for the launch of the space shuttle.
Definition of countdown from the Collins English Dictionary
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