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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.


Pattern of useSomething ----s

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

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