come down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “come down” in the English Dictionary

"come down" in British English

See all translations

come down

phrasal verb with come uk   /kʌm/ us   /kʌm/ verb came, come
  • (LAND)

B2 to fall and land on the ground: A lot of trees came down in the storm. Our plane came down in a field. The snow came down during the night.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (LOWER LEVEL)

B2 If a price or a level comes down, it becomes lower: House prices have come down recently. Inflation is coming down.
informal to feel less excited after a very enjoyable experience: The whole weekend was so wonderful I haven't come down yet.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • (SUPPORT)

[+ adv/prep] to decide that you support a particular person or side in an argument, etc.: The government has come down on the side of military action.
  • (TRAVEL SOUTH)

to go to a place that is south of where you live: My boyfriend's coming down from Scotland this weekend. They don't come down to London much because it's too tiring with the kids.
(Definition of come down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"come down" in American English

See all translations

come down

phrasal verb with come us   /kʌm/ verb past tense came /keɪm/ , past participle come
to become lower in position or value: I am not going to buy any more coffee until the price comes down.
(Definition of come down from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"come down" in Business English

See all translations

come down

phrasal verb with come uk   /kʌm/ us   verb
[I] if a price or a level comes down, it becomes lower: We are expecting interest rates to come down.come down by a third/50%/a lot, etc. Sales went up and costs came down by about a third.come down from sth The share price came down from its high pretty quickly.
(Definition of come down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of come down?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“come down” in British English

    Watching the detectorists
    Watching the detectorists
    by ,
    May 31, 2016
    by Colin McIntosh You could be forgiven for thinking that old-fashioned hobbies that don’t involve computers have fallen out of favour. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, the internet has made it easier for people with specialist hobbies from different corners of the world to come together to support one another

    Read More 

    Word of the Day

    pollution

    damage caused to water, air, etc. by harmful substances or waste

    Word of the Day

    decision fatigue noun
    decision fatigue noun
    May 30, 2016
    a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

    Read More