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English definition of “go down”

go down

phrasal verb with go   /ɡəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone)
B1 to become lower in level: Profits have gone down by about 2 percent. Food prices have gone down recently.
B1 When the sun goes down, it moves down in the sky until it cannot be seen any more: I sat on the beach and watched the sun go down.
(Definition of go down from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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