Synonyms for countdown

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Although attentive, he was not tense, even during the countdown.

It was like the countdown for a rocket firing, Rick thought.

The next night, the big news was the countdown in process at Canaveral to put a functioning "dome" on the moon.

He hoped the launching crew had gotten their fingers frozen off while they were going through the countdown.

By agreement, the countdown was to be broadcast to all aircraft over one of the airport frequencies.

During my countdown of five seconds you will build up to the greatest possible potential.

From the loud-speaker atop the massive block-house came the countdown.

I strap down on the couch which fills half the compartment, countdown begins and at zero the floor is suddenly down once more.

WORD ORIGIN

1953, American English, in early use especially of launches of rockets or missiles, from count (v.) + down.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR COUNTDOWN

commencement

nounceremony marking the beginning of stage
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