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- n. Alternative spelling of countdown.
- v. To announce the passage of time to a precisely timed expected event.
- v. To await a precisely timed expected event.
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- v. count backwards; before detonating a bomb, for example
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Bob Stupak, the man who bet that Stuey couldn’t count down a two-deck shoe, challenged the reigning world champ to a heads-up freeze-out winner-take-all no-limit hold’em match for $10,000 apiece in cash.
Dr. Huey waited, and finally said, "Now count down by seven."