Go under - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ɡəʊ ˈʌndə|
Brit.  |ɡəʊ ˈʌndə|

verb

- go under (syn: go down, settle, sink)
- disappear beyond the horizon (syn: go down, set)
- be called; go by a certain name (syn: go by)

Extra examples

After the explosion, it only took half an hour for the ship to go under.

Jim's father thought his firm would go under.

Many small firms go under to strong competition from big business.

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