come down

verb
1. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way (Freq. 14)
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The temperature is going down

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The barometer is falling

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The curtain fell on the diva

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Her hand went up and then fell again

Syn: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑go down
Ant: ↑rise (for: ↑fall), ↑ascend (for: ↑descend)
See Also: ↑fall in (for: ↑fall)
Derivationally related forms: ↑fall (for: ↑fall), ↑descendant (for: ↑descend), ↑descendent (for: ↑descend), ↑descent (for: ↑descend)
Hypernyms: ↑travel, ↑go, ↑move, ↑locomote
Hyponyms:
prolapse, ↑rappel, ↑abseil, ↑rope down, ↑unhorse, ↑dismount, ↑light, ↑get off, ↑get down, ↑avalanche, ↑roll down, ↑dive, ↑plunge, ↑plunk, ↑set, ↑go down, ↑go under, ↑decline, ↑slump, ↑correct, ↑precipitate, ↑sink, ↑subside, ↑crash, ↑flop, ↑tumble, ↑topple, ↑drop, ↑plop, ↑pitch, ↑alight, ↑climb down, ↑settle, ↑pounce, ↑swoop, ↑drip, ↑cascade, ↑cascade down
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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The airplane is sure to come down

2. be the essential element (Freq. 2)
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The proposal boils down to a compromise

Syn: ↑reduce, ↑boil down
Derivationally related forms: ↑reducible (for: ↑reduce)
Hypernyms: ↑become, ↑turn
Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

3. fall from clouds (Freq. 1)
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rain, snow and sleet were falling

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Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum

Syn: ↑precipitate, ↑fall
Derivationally related forms: ↑precipitation (for: ↑precipitate)
Hyponyms: ↑rain, ↑rain down, ↑spat, ↑snow, ↑hail, ↑sleet
Verb Group: ↑fall
Entailment: ↑condense, ↑distill, ↑distil
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s something

4. get sick (Freq. 1)
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She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital

Syn: ↑sicken
Hypernyms: ↑worsen, ↑decline
Hyponyms: ↑wan, ↑contract, ↑take, ↑get, ↑canker
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

5. criticize or reprimand harshly
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The critics came down hard on the new play

Hypernyms: ↑knock, ↑criticize, ↑criticise, ↑pick apart
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s PP


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — vi came down, coming down: to be announced the decision came down from the Supreme Court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. come down …   Law dictionary

  • come down on — (someone/something) 1. to criticize someone or something. It seems that if you give an opinion about something, people come down on you. 2. to have an opinion about someone or something. It was hard to know where he would come down on the issue.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Come-down — auch: Come|down 〈[kʌmdaʊn] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Zeitraum, über den die Wirkung einer harten Droge nachlässt [Etym.: <engl. come down »herunterkommen, sich beruhigen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Come-down — [ kʌmdaun] das; s, s <zu engl. to come down, eigtl. »herunterkommen«> (Jargon) das Nachlassen der Rauschwirkung (bei Drogen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • come|down — «KUHM DOWN», noun. Informal. a loss of position, rank, or money which is unexpected: »“It s quite a comedown from being a ten thousand dollar a year man to this, but I ll come back” (James T. Farrell) …   Useful english dictionary

  • come down on — ► come down on 1) criticize or punish harshly. 2) reach a decision in favour of one side or another. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come down to — ► come down to be dependent on (a factor). Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary


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