Definition of Come down

1. Verb. Move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way. "The airplane is sure to come down "; "Her hand went up and then fell again"

2. Verb. Be the essential element. "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
Exact synonyms: Boil Down, Reduce
Generic synonyms: Become, Turn
Derivative terms: Reducible

3. Verb. Fall from clouds. "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
Exact synonyms: Fall, Precipitate
Entails: Condense, Distil, Distill
Related verbs: Fall
Specialized synonyms: Rain, Rain Down, Spat, Snow, Hail, Sleet
Derivative terms: Precipitation, Precipitation

4. Verb. Get sick. "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
Exact synonyms: Sicken
Specialized synonyms: Wan, Contract, Get, Take, Canker
Generic synonyms: Decline, Worsen

5. Verb. Criticize or reprimand harshly. "The critics came down hard on the new play"
Generic synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart

Definition of Come down

1. Verb. To descend, fall. ¹

2. Verb. To decrease. ¹

3. Verb. To reach a decision. ¹

4. Verb. To be passed through time. ¹

5. Verb. (idiomatic) To return from an elevated state of consciousness or emotion. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Come Down

come again
come alive
come along
come and go
come apart
come around
come away
come back
come before
come between
come by
come clean
come close
come down (current term)
come down on
come down the pike
come down to
come down to us
come down with
come for
come forth
come forward
come from
come from behind
come full circle
come hell or high water
come hither
come home

Literary usage of Come down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"What has come down is in the form of fragments preserved principally by late ... So it is apparent that the views put forth by Berosus come down in a very ..."

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