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Definition 1: grow smaller - [verb of change]

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

  • Interest in the project waned

Synonyms for go down in the sense of this definition

(go down is a kind of ...) decrease in size, extent, or range

"The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester" "The cabin pressure fell dramatically" "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds" "his voice fell to a whisper"

(... is a kind of go down ) go down momentarily

"Prices dipped"

(... is a kind of go down ) pass slowly (of time)

"The day wore on"

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

"Stock prices dropped"

Definition 2: stop operating - [verb of change]

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

  • My computer crashed last night
  • The system goes down at least once a week

Synonyms for go down in the sense of this definition

(go down is a kind of ...) stop operating or functioning

"The engine finally went" "The car died on the road" "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town" "The coffee maker broke" "The engine failed on the way to town" "her eyesight went after the accident"

Definition 3: be defeated - [verb of competition]

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

  • If America goes down, the free world will go down, too

(go down is a kind of ...) fail to win

"We lost the battle but we won the war"

Definition 4: be ingested - [verb of consumption]

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

  • This wine sure goes down well
  • The food wouldn't go down

Definition 5: go under - [verb of motion]

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

  • The raft sank and its occupants drowned

Synonyms for go down in the sense of this definition

(go down is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

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

(... is a kind of go down ) sink down or precipitate

"the mud subsides when the waters become calm"

(... is a kind of go down ) sink below the surface

(... is a kind of go down ) sink below the surface; go under or as if under water

(go down has a similar meaning as ...) cause to sink

"The Japanese sank American ships in Pearl Harbor"

Definition 6: disappear beyond the horizon - [verb of motion]

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

  • the sun sets early these days

Synonyms for go down in the sense of this definition

(go down is a kind of ...) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

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

(go down belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 7: move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way - [verb of motion]

Samples where go 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 go down in the sense of this definition

(go 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 go down ) slip or fall out of place, as of body parts

"prolapsed rectum"

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

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

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

"the bombs are dropping on enemy targets"

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

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

"She pitched over the railing of the balcony"

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

"the birds alighted"

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

"The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

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

"Water is dripping from the faucet"

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

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

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

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

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

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

"the stock market plunged"

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

"the sun sets early these days"

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

"the stock market corrected" "prices slumped"

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

"Our economy precipitated into complete ruin"

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

Definition 8: be recorded or remembered - [verb of stative]

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

  • She will go down as the first feminist

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