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English definition of “go down”

go down

(LOSE) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
to lose or be defeated : England's unbeaten run of ten games ended last night when they went down 4–2 to France. Dictators rarely go down without a fight .Losing and being defeatedScoring, winning and losing in sport
(Definition of go down (LOSE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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