go under
intransitive verb Date: 1848 to be overwhelmed, destroyed, or defeated ; fail

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  • go under — {v.} 1. To be sunk. * /The ship hit an iceberg and went under./ 2. To fail; be defeated. * /The filling station went under because there were too many others on the street./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go under — {v.} 1. To be sunk. * /The ship hit an iceberg and went under./ 2. To fail; be defeated. * /The filling station went under because there were too many others on the street./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • go under — [v] fail, submerge bankrupt, default, die, drown, fall, fold, founder, go down, sink, submerse, submit, succumb, suffocate, surrender; concepts 181,699 Ant. accomplish, achieve, succeed …   New thesaurus

  • go under — ► go under become bankrupt. Main Entry: ↑go …   English terms dictionary

  • go under — index fail (lose), succumb Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • go under — verb 1. go under, The raft sank and its occupants drowned (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑sink, ↑settle, ↑go down • Ant: ↑float (for: ↑sink) …   Useful english dictionary

  • go under — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms go under : present tense I/you/we/they go under he/she/it goes under present participle going under past tense went under past participle gone under 1) to sink below the surface of the water The crowd… …   English dictionary

  • go under — UK US go under Phrasal Verb with go({{}}/gəʊ/ verb (going, went, gone) ► [I] FINANCE if a company goes under, it becomes bankrupt: »The company will go under unless new financing can be put in place soon …   Financial and business terms

  • go under — fail, be unable to continue, go bankrupt    Companies that can t make loan payments will go under …   English idioms

  • go under — phr verb Go under is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑company …   Collocations dictionary

  • go under — another local restaurant has gone under Syn: go bankrupt, be shut (down), go into receivership, go into liquidation, become insolvent, be liquidated, cease trading; fail; informal go broke, go belly up, fold …   Thesaurus of popular words

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