Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “go down”

go down

phrasal verb with go
 
 
/ɡəʊ/ verb [I] (present participle going, past tense went, past participle gone)
BECOME LESS B1 to become lower in level: Interest rates are going down at the moment.Becoming and making smaller or lessBecoming and making less strong
SUN B1 When the sun goes down, it moves down in the sky until it cannot be seen any more.Astronomy - general words
COMPUTER If a computer goes down, it stops working.Computer conceptsNot functioning
REMEMBER to be considered or remembered in a particular way: This will go down as one of the most exciting soccer games ever played. I don't think my plan will go down well at all.Remembering, reminding and reminders
(Definition of go down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “go down” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

bright spark

a person who is intelligent, and full of energy and enthusiasm

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More