|1.||[ verb ] move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way|
|Synonyms:||fall come_down descend|
"The temperature is going down" "The barometer is falling" "The curtain fell on the diva" "Her hand went up and then fell again"
|Related terms:||rise ascend travel drop drip tumble crash pounce unhorse fall_down sink dive alight sink pitch set flop cascade precipitate precipitate correct rappel avalanche prolapse plop collapse descent fall|
|2.||[ verb ] go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"|
|Synonyms:||settle sink go_under|
|Related terms:||float descend submerge founder subside percolate percolate sink sinker|
|3.||[ verb ] grow smaller|
"Interest in the project waned"
|Related terms:||decrease drop wear_on dip ebb|
|4.||[ verb ] be recorded or remembered|
"She will go down as the first feminist"
|5.||[ verb ] be ingested|
"This wine sure goes down well" "The food wouldn't go down"
|6.||[ verb ] be defeated|
"If America goes down, the free world will go down, too"
|7.||[ verb ] disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon|
|Related terms:||rise descend astronomy|
|8.||[ verb ] (computer science) stop operating|
"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"
|Related terms:||fail crash|