go down

go down

  1. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see go, down
    He went down the road to the store.
  2. To descend; to move from a higher place to a lower one.
    You'll need to go down two floors to get to that office.
    • 1916, L. Frank Baum, Mary Louise in the Country Chapter 19
      I'm going straight down to the store to redeem that bill.
    1. (intransitive, of a heavenly body) To disappear below the horizon; to set.
      It'll be cooler once the sun goes down.
      • 2010, Stefan Molyneux, Heroism ↗:
        You can be heroic and start the process of truly saving the world before the Sun goes down tonight.
    2. (intransitive) To decrease; to change from a greater value to a lesser one.
      The unemployment rate has gone down significantly in recent months.
    3. (intransitive) To fall (down), fall to the floor.
      The boxer went down in the second round, after a blow to the chin.
  3. (intransitive) To be received or accepted.
    The news didn't go down well with her parents.
  4. (intransitive) To be blamed for something; to be the scapegoat; to go to prison.
    Rodney's not here; after the shootout, he went down and won't be back for at least a year.
  5. (intransitive) To be recorded or remembered (as).
    Today will go down as a monumental failure.
  6. (intransitive, slang) To take place, happen.
    A big heist went down yesterday by the docks.
  7. (intransitive, with on) To perform oral sex.
    He felt nervous about going down on his girlfriend for the first time.
  8. (intransitive, computing, engineering) To stop functioning, to go offline.
    Did the server just go down again? We'll have to reboot it.
  9. To fail
Related terms Translations Translations Translations Translations
  • French: être consideré (comme)
  • Russian: запо́мниться
  • Russian: происходи́ть

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