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English verb: come down

1. come 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 come down


Synonymsdescend, fall, go down


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. come down (change) be the essential element


SamplesThe proposal boils down to a compromise.


Synonymsboil down, reduce


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)become, turn

3. come down (weather) fall from clouds


SamplesRain, snow and sleet were falling.
Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum.


Synonymsfall, precipitate


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


Narrower (hyponym)hail, rain, rain down, sleet, snow, spat


Entailcondense, distil, distill


Verb groupfall

4. come down (body) get sick


SamplesShe fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital.


Synonymssicken


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)decline, worsen


Narrower (hyponym)canker, contract, get, take, wan

5. come down (communication) criticize or reprimand harshly


SamplesThe critics came down hard on the new play.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)criticise, criticize, knock, pick apart









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