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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)

UK also go down sth to move down to a lower level 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 ship started 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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  • (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
  • (SUN)

B1 When the sun goes down, it moves down in the sky until it cannot be seen any more: On summer evenings we would sit on the veranda and watch the sun go down.

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  • (BE REDUCED)

B1 to be reduced in price, value, amount, quality, level, or size: The temperature went down to minus 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 started trying to be a singer as well as an actor.

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go down

phrasal verb with go uk   /ɡəʊ/ us   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 computer system goes down, it stops working: The battery should prevent the computer system from going down in the event of a power cut.
(Definition of go down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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