Go down - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈɡəʊ ˈdaʊn|
Brit.  |ɡəʊ daʊn|

verb

- move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way (syn: come down, descend, fall)
- go under (syn: go under, settle, sink)
- grow smaller (syn: decline, wane)
- be recorded or remembered
She will go down as the first feminist
- be ingested
The food wouldn't go down
- be defeated
If America goes down, the free world will go down, too
- disappear beyond the horizon (syn: go under, set)
- stop operating (syn: crash)

Extra examples

I do not think he cares a straw whether your temperature goes down or up.

Three ships went down in last night's storm.

As the sun went down below the horizon, the sky became pink and gold.

In fashion or out of fashion, the sensational novels always go down with the public.

The child coughed and coughed because a piece of bread had gone down the wrong way.

Our secret plans must not go down on paper.

I went down with a severe attack of malaria.

Our business has been going down all winter.

One of my best students went down in the examination.

...when's the drug deal supposed to go down?...

How did your speech go down?

Mr. Thornton's sketch goes down to the death of James II.

Rome went down before the barbarian invaders

She will go down as the first feminist

The food wouldn't go down

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