go down

Primary Meanings of go down

1.
v
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
2.
v
grow smaller
3.
v
be recorded or remembered
4.
v
stop operating
5.
v
be ingested
Full Definitions of go down
1

v move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

“The temperature is going down
Synonyms:
come down, descend, fall
Antonyms:
arise, come up, go up, lift, move up, rise, uprise
move upward
ascend, go up
travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
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prolapse
slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
abseil, rappel, rope down
lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
dismount, get down, get off, light, unhorse
alight from (a horse)
avalanche, roll down
gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
dive, plunge, plunk
drop steeply
go under, set
disappear beyond the horizon
correct, decline, slump
go down in value
precipitate
fall vertically, sharply, or headlong
sink, subside
descend into or as if into some soft substance or place
crash
fall or come down violently
flop
fall suddenly and abruptly
topple, tumble
fall down, as if collapsing
drop
to fall vertically
plop
drop with the sound of something falling into water
pitch
fall or plunge forward
alight, climb down
come down
go under, settle, sink
go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
pounce, swoop
move down on as if in an attack
drip
fall in drops
cascade, cascade down
rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
power-dive
make a power dive
nosedive
plunge nose first; drop with the nose or front first, of aircraft
duck
submerge or plunge suddenly
crash-dive
descend steeply and rapidly
chute, jump, parachute
jump from an airplane and descend with a parachute
keel over
turn over and fall
dump, plunge
fall abruptly
plummet, plump
drop sharply
flump, flump down
fall heavily
settle, subside
sink down or precipitate
founder
sink below the surface
submerge, submerse
sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
decline
go down
stoop
descend swiftly, as if on prey
Type of:
go, locomote, move, travel
change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

v disappear beyond the horizon

Synonyms:
go under, set
Antonyms:
ascend, come up, rise, uprise
come up, of celestial bodies
Type of:
come down, descend, fall
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

v go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Synonyms:
go under, settle, sink
sink
cause to sink
Antonyms:
float, swim
be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
float
move lightly, as if suspended
float
set afloat
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settle, subside
sink down or precipitate
founder
sink below the surface
submerge, submerse
sink below the surface; go under or as if under water
dive
plunge into water
Type of:
come down, descend, fall
move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way

v be defeated

“If America goes down, the free world will go down, too”
Type of:
lose
fail to win
2

v grow smaller

Synonyms:
decline, wane
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dip
go down momentarily
wear on
pass slowly (of time)
drop
go down in value
fall off, sink, slump
fall heavily or suddenly; decline markedly
tumble
fall suddenly and sharply
Type of:
decrease, diminish, fall, lessen
decrease in size, extent, or range
3

v be recorded or remembered

“She will go down as the first feminist”
4

v stop operating

“The system goes down at least once a week”
Synonyms:
crash
Type of:
break, break down, conk out, die, fail, give out, give way, go, go bad
stop operating or functioning
5

v be ingested

“This wine sure goes down well”
“The food wouldn't go down

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