— phrasal verb with go uk /ɡəʊ/ us /ɡoʊ/ verb present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone
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.
- Would you go down to the basement and fetch me a book please?
- The submarine went down all the way to the sea floor.
- The elevator was going down when the fire alarm sounded.
- It's quicker to go down using the escalator.
- That joke went down like a lead balloon.
- That lift doesn't go down to the basement.
- The steps go all the way down to the bottom.
- The rope goes down to the bottom of the cliff.
- I think the election will go right down to the wire.
- They took the road that went down to the dock.