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Definition 1: get sick - [verb of body]

Samples where come down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital

Synonyms for come down in the sense of this definition

(come down is a kind of ...) grow worse

"Conditions in the slum worsened"

(... is a kind of come down ) become pale and sickly

(... is a kind of come down ) be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness

"He got AIDS" "She came down with pneumonia" "She took a chill"

(... is a kind of come down ) become infected with a canker

Definition 2: be the essential element - [verb of change]

Samples where come down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The proposal boils down to a compromise

Synonyms for come down in the sense of this definition

(come down is a kind of ...) undergo a change or development

"The water turned into ice" "Her former friend became her worst enemy" "He turned traitor"

Definition 3: criticize or reprimand harshly - [verb of communication]

Samples where come down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The critics came down hard on the new play

(come down is a kind of ...) find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

"The paper criticized the new movie" "Don't knock the food--it's free"

Definition 4: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way - [verb of motion]

Samples where come down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The temperature is going down
  • The barometer is falling
  • The curtain fell on the diva
  • Her hand went up and then fell again

Synonyms for come down in the sense of this definition

(come down is a kind of ...) change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

"How fast does your new car go?" "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus" "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect" "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell" "news travelled fast"

(... is a kind of come down ) slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

"prolapsed rectum"

(... is a kind of come down ) fall down, as if collapsing

"The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it"

(... is a kind of come down ) to fall vertically

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

(... is a kind of come down ) drop with the sound of something falling into water

(... is a kind of come down ) fall or plunge forward

"She pitched over the railing of the balcony"

(... is a kind of come down ) come down

"the birds alighted"

(... is a kind of come down ) go under

"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

(... is a kind of come down ) move down on as if in an attack

"The raptor swooped down on its prey" "The teacher swooped down upon the new students"

(... is a kind of come down ) fall in drops

"Water is dripping from the faucet"

(... is a kind of come down ) fall suddenly and abruptly

(... is a kind of come down ) fall or come down violently

"The branch crashed down on my car" "The plane crashed in the sea"

(... is a kind of come down ) descend by means of a rappel

"The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous" "You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing"

(... is a kind of come down ) alight from (a horse)

(... is a kind of come down ) gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow

(... is a kind of come down ) drop steeply

"the stock market plunged"

(... is a kind of come down ) disappear beyond the horizon

"the sun sets early these days"

(... is a kind of come down ) go down in value

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

(... is a kind of come down ) fall vertically, sharply, or headlong

"Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

(... is a kind of come down ) descend into or as if into some soft substance or place

"He sank into bed" "She subsided into the chair"

(... is a kind of come down ) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade

Definition 5: fall from clouds - [verb of weather]

Samples where come down or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rain, snow and sleet were falling
  • Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Synonyms for come down in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of come down ) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

(... is a kind of come down ) come down like raindrops

"Bullets were spatting down on us"

(... is a kind of come down ) fall as snow

"It was snowing all night"

(... is a kind of come down ) precipitate as small ice particles

"It hailed for an hour"

(... is a kind of come down ) precipitate as a mixture of rain and snow

"If the temperature rises above freezing, it will probably sleet"

(come down implies ...) undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops

"water condenses" "The acid distills at a specific temperature"

(come down has a similar meaning as ...) descend in free fall under the influence of gravity

"The branch fell from the tree" "The unfortunate hiker fell into a crevasse"

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