Definition of come down phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


come down

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs
  1. 1  to break and fall to the ground The ceiling came down with a terrific crash.
  2. 2  (of rain, snow, etc.) to fall The rain came down in torrents.
  3. 3  (of an aircraft) to land or fall from the sky We were forced to come down in a field.
  4. 4  if a price, a temperature, a rate, etc. comes down, it gets lower The price of gas is coming down. Gas is coming down in price.
  5. 5  to decide and say publicly that you support or oppose somebody The committee came down in support of his application.
  6. 6  to reach as far down as a particular point Her hair comes down to her waist.
  7. 7  to become less excited or happy, especially after taking drugs As the drug wore off I felt myself coming down.
(British English, formal) to leave a university, especially Oxford or Cambridge, at the end of a term or after finishing your studies opposite come up (to…)

come down (from…) (to…)

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to come from one place to another, usually from the north of a country to the south, or from a larger place to a smaller one

come down (to somebody)

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to have come from a long time in the past The name has come down from the last century.
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