Definition of 'lower'
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Then lower yourself back down slowly and repeat. The Sun (2016)By reducing bank profitability, they may raise rather than lower the cost of bank credit. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although sterling has been edging upwards, any shocks could trigger a sharp move lower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A few cinema screens are periodically raised or lowered. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The limit was lowered to 75,000 in January because of changes in the value of the pound. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yes, this year's a bit lower. Times, Sunday Times (2016)For swimmers it was 41 per cent and for those who did aerobics it was 36 per cent lower. The Sun (2016)Then slowly lower your body back over curve. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The new study sets the bar lower than previously thought. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They go away with heads lowered in shame. Times, Sunday Times (2009)They will lower the tone of the place. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Oats contain a healthy soluble fibre which helps to lower harmful cholesterol in the blood. Stay Well This Winter (1989)This seems to be due to the mechanism rubbing the canvas when it is raised and lowered. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Hold the position for a second before lowering to the floor. The Sun (2014)What would be the point of lowering the voting age? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They used slings of rope to lower us from one strong set of arms to another. Anti-Ice (1993)She knew her protruding lower lip drawn into the portrait aptly represented a sulky princess. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)This would allow agencies to lower the limit in bad weather or heavy traffic. The Sun (2012)My voice is naturally pitched quite a bit lower. The Sun (2008) Voices were lowered and arms were raised. For Love or Money (2006) Prices will be lower next year as used van supply grows again. The Sun (2014)Years of sitting at a keyboard lowers resilience and makes prolonged standing hard labour. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Slowly lower yourself back to the ground. The Sun (2010)So is whether the bar should be lowered further on concerns about human rights and privacy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The adult male lowered its head and stared right through the windscreen at me. The Sun (2011)The one good thing is that the charges tend to be lowered as people move closer to retirement. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The warnings came because the safety margin of available electricity was about a third lower than it should be. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The difference between the dashed line and the lower bound is the value of a call option on the firm. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)Yell warned that earnings for the coming quarter were likely to be 30 per cent lower. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Prices are per person based on two people sharing a lower twin cabin departing from Gatwick. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Others may move on to lower, means-tested benefits or find a job. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: lower /ˈləʊə/ ADJECTIVE
You can use lower to refer to the bottom one of a pair of things.
She bit her lower lip.
- American English: lower
- Arabic: أَدْنَى
- Brazilian Portuguese: mais baixo
- Chinese: 下级的
- Croatian: donji
- Czech: nižší
- Danish: lavere
- Dutch: onder-
- European Spanish: inferior debajo
- Finnish: matalampi
- French: plus bas
- German: niedriger
- Greek: χαμηλότερος
- Italian: inferiore
- Japanese: より低い
- Korean: 아래쪽의
- Norwegian: lavere
- Polish: niższy
- European Portuguese: mais baixo
- Romanian: inferior
- Russian: нижний
- Latin American Spanish: inferior
- Swedish: lägre
- Thai: ที่ต่ำกว่า
- Turkish: daha aşağı
- Ukrainian: нижній
- Vietnamese: thấp hơn
British English: lower /ˈləʊə/ VERB
If you lower something, you move it slowly downwards.
Gracefully she lowered herself into a chair.
- American English: lower
- Arabic: يُنَزِّلُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: abaixar
- Chinese: 降低
- Croatian: spustiti
- Czech: snížit
- Danish: sænke
- Dutch: laten zakken
- European Spanish: bajar transitivo
- Finnish: laskea alaspäin
- French: abaisser
- German: senken
- Greek: χαμηλώνω
- Italian: abbassare
- Japanese: 下げる
- Korean: 낮추다
- Norwegian: senke
- Polish: obniżyć
- European Portuguese: abaixar
- Romanian: a coborî
- Russian: спускать(ся)
- Latin American Spanish: bajar disminuir
- Swedish: sänka ner
- Thai: ลดต่ำลง
- Turkish: indirmek fiyat vb
- Ukrainian: опускати
- Vietnamese: hạ thấp
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