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come down

phrasal verb with come  us   /kʌm/ verb (past tense came  /keɪm/ , past participle come)
to ​becomelower in ​position or ​value: I am not going to ​buy any more ​coffee until the ​price comes down.
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come down

phrasal verb with come uk   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.

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  • (LOWER LEVEL)

B2 If a ​price or a ​level comes down, it ​becomeslower: House ​prices have come down ​recently. Inflation is coming down. informal to ​feel less ​excited after a very ​enjoyableexperience: The ​wholeweekend was so ​wonderful I haven't come down ​yet.

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  • (SUPPORT)

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

to go to a ​place that is ​south of where you ​live: My boyfriend's coming down fromScotland this ​weekend. They don't come down to London much because it's too ​tiring with the ​kids.
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"come down" in Business English

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come down

phrasal verb with come uk   us   /kʌm/ verb
[I] if a ​price or a ​level comes down, it becomes ​lower: We are expecting ​interestrates 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 ​shareprice came down from its high pretty quickly.
(Definition of come down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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