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English verb: go down

1. go down (motion) move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way


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


ExamplesThe airplane is sure to go down


Synonymscome down, descend, fall


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)abseil, alight, avalanche, cascade, cascade down, climb down, correct, crash, decline, dismount, dive, drip, drop, flop, get down, get off, go down, go down, go under, go under, light, pitch, plop, plunge, plunk, pounce, precipitate, prolapse, rappel, roll down, rope down, set, settle, sink, sink, slump, subside, swoop, topple, tumble, unhorse


Antonymsascend, go up, rise, move up, lift, arise, come up, uprise, go up

2. go down (motion) go under,


SamplesThe raft sank and its occupants drowned.


Synonymsgo under, settle, sink


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Narrower (hyponym)founder, settle, submerge, submerse, subside


Verb groupsink


Antonymsfloat, swim

3. go down (change) grow smaller


SamplesInterest in the project waned.


Synonymsdecline, wane


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen


Narrower (hyponym)dip, drop, wear on

4. go down (stative) be recorded or remembered


SamplesShe will go down as the first feminist.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s PP

5. go down (consumption) be ingested


SamplesThis wine sure goes down well.
The food wouldn't go down.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s Adjective/Noun

6. go down (competition) be defeated


SamplesIf America goes down, the free world will go down, too.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)lose

7. go down (motion) disappear beyond the horizon


SamplesThe sun sets early these days.


ExamplesThe moon will soon go down


Synonymsgo under, set


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)come down, descend, fall, go down


Domain categoryastronomy, uranology


Antonymsuprise, ascend, come up, rise

8. go down (change) stop operating


SamplesMy computer crashed last night.
The system goes down at least once a week.


Synonymscrash


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad









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