go down

verb
1. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way (Freq. 11)
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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, ↑come 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 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 go down

2. go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned" (Freq. 5)
Syn: ↑sink, ↑settle, ↑go under
Ant: ↑float (for: ↑sink)
See Also: ↑sink in (for: ↑sink)
Derivationally related forms: ↑sinker (for: ↑sink), ↑sinking (for: ↑sink)
Hypernyms: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑come down
Hyponyms: ↑subside, ↑settle, ↑founder, ↑submerge, ↑submerse
Verb Group: ↑sink
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

3. grow smaller (Freq. 3)
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Interest in the project waned

Syn: ↑decline, ↑wane
Derivationally related forms: ↑wane (for: ↑wane), ↑waning (for: ↑wane), ↑decline (for: ↑decline)
Hypernyms: ↑decrease, ↑diminish, ↑lessen, ↑fall
Hyponyms: ↑dip, ↑wear on, ↑drop
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

4. be recorded or remembered (Freq. 2)
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She will go down as the first feminist

Verb Frames:
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Something is ——ing PP

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Somebody ——s PP

5. be ingested (Freq. 1)
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This wine sure goes down well

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The food wouldn't go down

Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Something ——s Adjective/Noun

6. be defeated (Freq. 1)
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If America goes down, the free world will go down, too

Hypernyms: ↑lose
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

7. disappear beyond the horizon
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the sun sets early these days

Syn: ↑set, ↑go under
Ant: ↑rise (for: ↑set)
Topics: ↑astronomy, ↑uranology
Hypernyms: ↑descend, ↑fall, ↑come down
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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The moon will soon go down

8. stop operating
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My computer crashed last night

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The system goes down at least once a week

Syn: ↑crash
Derivationally related forms: ↑crash (for: ↑crash)
Hypernyms:
fail, ↑go bad, ↑give way, ↑die, ↑give out, ↑conk out, ↑go, ↑break, ↑break down
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s


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