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
Synonyms: wane decline

"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"

Related terms: lose
7. [ verb ] disappear beyond the horizon; of celestial bodies such as the sun and the moon
Synonyms: set go_under
Related terms: rise descend astronomy
8. [ verb ] (computer science) stop operating
Synonyms: crash

"My computer crashed last night" "The system goes down at least once a week"

Related terms: fail crash
Similar spelling:   godown