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go down

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

go down (GO DOWN)

(UK also go down sth) to ​move down to a ​lowerlevel or ​place: He went down on his ​knees and ​begged for ​forgiveness. He first went down the ​mines when he was 17. The ​plane went down (= ​fell to the ​ground because of an ​accident, ​bomb, etc.) ten ​minutes after ​take-off. Everyone took to the ​lifeboats when the ​shipstarted to go down (= ​sink). Could I have a ​glass of ​water to ​help these ​pills go down (= to ​help me ​swallow them)?
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go down (REACH)

to ​reach or go as ​far as: Its ​roots can go down three ​metres. This ​path goes down to the ​river. Go down to (= ​read as ​far as) the ​bottom of the ​page.
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go down

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/  us   /ɡoʊ/ verb (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)

go down (SUN)

B1 When the ​sun goes down, it ​moves down in the ​sky until it cannot be ​seen any more: On ​summerevenings we would ​sit on the ​veranda and ​watch the ​sun go down.
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go down (BE REDUCED)

B1 to be ​reduced in ​price, ​value, ​amount, ​quality, ​level, or ​size: The ​temperature went down tominus ten last ​night. The company's ​shares went down 7p to 53p. The swelling's gone down but there's still a lot of ​bruising. He went down in my estimation when he ​startedtrying to be a ​singer as well as an ​actor.
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go down (BE REMEMBERED)

C2 to be ​remembered or ​recorded in a ​particular way: Hurricane Katrina will go down in the ​recordbooks as the ​costlieststormeverfaced by ​insurers.

go down (BE RECEIVED)

(US also go over) to be ​received in a ​particular way: The ​joke didn't go down very well.

go down (LOSE)

to ​lose or be ​defeated: England's ​unbeatenrun of ten ​gamesended last ​night when they went down 4–2 to France. Dictators ​rarely go down without a ​fight.

go down (FOOTBALL)

UK If a ​footballteam goes down, it ​drops to a ​lower division (= ​group of ​teams who ​play each other): At the end of the ​season, the three ​teams at the ​bottom go down.

go down (PRISON)

UK slang to be put in ​prison: She went down for three ​years for her ​part in the ​robbery.

go down (COMPUTER)

If a ​computersystem goes down, it ​stopsworking: The ​battery should ​prevent the ​computersystem from going down in the ​event of a ​powercut.

go down (HAPPEN)

US slang If an ​event such as a ​crime or a deal goes down, it ​happens: I ​tried to ​tell Tyrell what was going down, but he wouldn't ​listen.

go down (LEAVE)

UK old-fashioned If you go down from a ​college or ​university, ​especiallyOxford University or Cambridge University, you ​leave either ​permanently or on ​holiday.
(Definition of go down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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go down

phrasal verb with go uk   us   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
[I] to become less in ​amount, ​value, etc.: go down (sth) to sth The company's ​shares went down 7p to 53p.
[I] IT if a ​computersystem goes down, it ​stopsworking: The ​battery should prevent the ​computersystem from going down in the ​event of a ​powercut.
(Definition of go down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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