go down
intransitive verb Date: 14th century 1. a. to go below the horizon ; set <
the sun went down
>
b. to fall to or as if to the ground <
the plane went down in flames
>
c. to become submerged ; sink <
the ship went down with all hands
>
2. to admit of being swallowed <
the medicine went down easily
>
3. a. to find acceptance <
will the plan go down with the farmers
>
b. to come to be remembered especially in posterity <
will he go down in history as a great president
>
4. British to leave a university 5. a. to undergo defeat or failure b. chiefly British to become incapacitated <
went down with…acute tonsillitis — Helen Cathcart
>
6. slang to take place ; happen

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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