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English definition of “go under”

go under

(FAIL) phrasal verb with go     /ɡəʊ/ US  /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
If a company goes under, it fails financially: The charity will go under unless a generous donor can be found within the next few months.Starting, succeeding and failing in business
(Definition of go under (FAIL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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