go down

Definitions

  • Going down for the third time
    Going down for the third time
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go down grow smaller "Interest in the project waned"
    • v go down stop operating "My computer crashed last night","The system goes down at least once a week"
    • v go down be defeated "If America goes down, the free world will go down, too"
    • v go down be ingested "This wine sure goes down well","The food wouldn't go down"
    • v go down disappear beyond the horizon "the sun sets early these days"
    • v go down move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way "The temperature is going down","The barometer is falling","The curtain fell on the diva","Her hand went up and then fell again"
    • v go down go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    • v go down be recorded or remembered "She will go down as the first feminist"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: As of 14.10.2003, only 0.6% of people actually sign the guestbook. Its true. Over 120,000 visitors. Yes, the statistic did go down.
    • Go down to sink, decline: to be believed or accepted
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Quotations

  • Arnold Bennet
    Arnold Bennet
    “It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “If the going is real easy, beware, you may be headed down hill and don't know it.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger. [Ephesians 4:26]”
  • Arnold Bennett
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    “It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.”
  • Arnold H. Glasgow
    Arnold H. Glasgow
    “A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”
  • Richard Rohr
    Richard Rohr
    “The journey to happiness involves finding the courage to go down into ourselves and take responsibility for what's there: all of it.”

Idioms

Go down a storm - To say that something has been enjoyable or successful, you can say that it has gone down a storm. Eg. Last night's party went down a storm, it was incredible.
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Go down like a cup of cold sick - (UK) An idea or excuse that will not be well accepted will go down like a cup of cold sick.
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Go down like a lead balloon - (UK) If something goes down like a lead balloon, it fails or is extremely badly received.
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Go down swinging - If you want to go down swinging, you know you will probably fail, but you refuse to give up.
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Go down without a fight - If someone goes down without a fight, they surrender without putting up any resistance.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

There were no plates for supper, and once in a while we took a spoonful of sour milk to help the groed go down.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
I've to meet her in town to-morrow, and go down home with her.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Go on in, you young folks, and I'll waller around here a while and then go down and see how my hosses air gettin' along.
"Old Ebenezer" by Opie Read
Drive an iron bar down into the earth, and tie one end of the rope to it, and then go down.
"Crown and Sceptre" by George Manville Fenn
On she drove, rolling from side to side, and pitching into the seas as if she was going down under them.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
Most of them was going north still; but on the other side of the street some was going down, maybe with people going to the theaters.
"The Man Next Door" by Emerson Hough
My cousin, Walter Hay, is here, and he will go with us and then go down home.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
I suppose you would wish me to go down with you.
"A Girl of the Commune" by George Alfred Henty
That evening the captain called his sergeant, and said: 'Go down to Blank's quarters and tell him to come up to my tent; I wish to see him.
"Chatterbox, 1906" by Various
We must now go down-stairs and closet ourselves for a few moments with Mary Lawrie before the coming of the strange gentleman.
"An Old Man's Love" by Anthony Trollope
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In poetry:

I feel far down in my bosom
A shadow that haunts me still,
And strange and restless wishes,
That come and go at their will.
"I Weary To-Night, I Weary" by Alexander Anderson
And, whether their names go down
With age-kept victories,
Or whether they battle and drown
Unreckoned, is hid from our eyes.
"The Verdicts [Jutland]" by Rudyard Kipling
I am tired of counting the ridges,
Where the oxen come and go,
And of thinking of all the blossoms
That are trampled down below.
"The Ploughboy" by Kate Seymour Maclean
Spare us, O Lord, aloud we pray,
Nor let our sun go down at noon;
Thy years are one eternal day,
And must thy children die so soon?
"Psalm 102 part 3" by Isaac Watts
Therefore we can go die as sleep, and trust
Half that we have
Unto an honest faithfull grave;
Making our pillows either down, or dust.
"Death" by George Herbert
He builds a house, which quickly down must go,
As if a whirlwinde blew
And crusht the building: and it's partly true,
His minde is so.
"Giddinesse" by George Herbert

In news:

Ocean Tower to go down Sunday.
Ice storm caused Internet service to go down .
The sprint car title is going down to the wire at Port Royal Speedway.
"I have to go down that road to go home and it's irritating," he said at Wednesday's meeting of the West Tisbury selectmen.
Grateful Dead, 'Going Down the Road'.
A propaganda film released in time for the anniversary of China's Communist Party isn't going down well with the public, despite rave reviews in the official media.
"We expect crime would go down if people turned off their TV's," Ms Kurz said.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – FEW WHO KNOW the chairman of the Gannett Co. Would quarrel with this assessment by a friend: "Al Neuharth wants to go down in history as the dominant figure in journalism of his generation".
He's got a may blast going down on Saturday night at Club Fame 3434 East Prien Lake Road in Lake Charles and you already know it's gonna be a General Population affair.
Boardman jumped out to an early lead and after three innings of play the 12-year-old All-Star Spartans were ahead 102, but the young Falcons wouldn't go down without a valiant fight.
Boardman jumped out to an early lead and after three innings of play the 12-year-old All-Star Spartans were ahead 10–2, but the young Falcons wouldn't go down without a valiant fight.
The video of this bus driver hitting an obnoxious female passenger with a video game style uppercut , may go down as the craziest video of the year.
The video may go down as the craziest video you will see all year.
Although the month of September is going to end on a cool note in the Wisconsin River Valley, it will go down this year as only the second month with temperatures that were above average.
Unlike February which was a mere 0.1 degrees above the normal range, this month should go down around 3 degrees higher than usual.
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In science:

This implies that it is easy to go down when ui and ui−1 are small, but very difficult when they are large. A consequence of this feature is the result observed in ref. , that a typical chain contains two parts.
A Simple Model for the BFKL-DGLAP Transition in Deep Inelastic Scattering
In the first part the k⊥ -values are relatively small, and it is therefore easy to go up and down in u (or k⊥ ), and non-ordered k⊥ -values are important.
A Simple Model for the BFKL-DGLAP Transition in Deep Inelastic Scattering
In the LDC model the possibility to “go down” in k⊥ , from κ′ to a smaller value κ, is suppressed by a factor exp(κ−κ′ ).
A Simple Model for the BFKL-DGLAP Transition
In the first part the k⊥ -values are relatively small, and it is therefore easy to go up and down in k⊥ , and non-ordered k⊥ -values are important.
A Simple Model for the BFKL-DGLAP Transition
Here we see that while larger spins do appear, their percentage remains small, and the percentage decreases with the cutoff Ω going down in the low-energy limit.
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
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