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“go down ” in British English

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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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(Definition of “go down ” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“go down” in Business English

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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)