Definitions for go down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descend, fall, go down, come down(verb)

    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"

  2. sink, settle, go down, go under(verb)

    go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

  3. decline, go down, wane(verb)

    grow smaller

    "Interest in the project waned"

  4. go down(verb)

    be recorded or remembered

    "She will go down as the first feminist"

  5. go down(verb)

    be ingested

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

  6. go down(verb)

    be defeated

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

  7. set, go down, go under(verb)

    disappear beyond the horizon

    "the sun sets early these days"

  8. crash, go down(verb)

    stop operating

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. go down(verb)ʊ

    to become less

    Oil prices went down.; The show's popularity ratings have gone down recently.

  2. go downʊ

    (of the sun) to disappear as night begins

    Be home by the time the sun goes down.

  3. go downʊ

    (of a computer or electronic system) to stop working

    The network went down last night.

  4. go downʊ

    (of a plane) to fall from the sky

    The plane went down in the mountains.

  5. go downʊ

    (of a ship) to sink

    a ship that went down off the Florida coast

  6. go downʊ

    to travel to a place south of where you are

    We're going down to New Orleans next week.

  7. go downʊ

    to be remembered in a particular way

    This game will go down as one of the best of the season.

  8. go downʊ

    to receive a particular reaction

    The idea did not go down well with my parents.


  1. go down(Verb)

    To descend; to move from a higher place to a lower one.

  2. go down(Verb)

    To decrease; to change from a greater value to a lesser one.

  3. go down(Verb)

    To fall (down), fall to the floor.

  4. go down(Verb)

    To stop functioning, to go offline.

  5. go down(Verb)

    To be received or accepted.

  6. go down(Verb)

    To be recorded or remembered (as).

  7. go down(Verb)

    To perform oral sex.

  8. go down(Verb)

    To take place, happen.

  9. go down(Verb)

    To disappear below the horizon of a plane; to set.

Translations for go down

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

go down

(with well/badly ) to be approved or disapproved of

The story went down well (with them).

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