Definition of Go under

1. Verb. Go under,. "They go under "; "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"

Exact synonyms: Go Down, Settle, Sink
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Specialized synonyms: Settle, Subside, Founder, Submerge, Submerse
Related verbs: Sink
Antonyms: Float
Also: Sink In
Derivative terms: Sinker, Sinking

2. Verb. Disappear beyond the horizon. "The moon will soon go under "; "The sun sets early these days"
Exact synonyms: Go Down, Set
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Come Down, Descend, Fall, Go Down
Antonyms: Rise

3. Verb. Be called; go by a certain name. "She goes by her maiden name again"
Exact synonyms: Go By

Definition of Go under

1. Verb. to descend into a body of water ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself ¹

3. Verb. (idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Go Under

go to someone's head
go to the dogs
go to the ends of the earth
go to the mat
go to the mattresses
go to the polls
go to the wall
go to town
go to war
go to work
go together
go too far
go tos
go under (current term)
go up
go up against
go up in smoke
go upstairs
go west
go with
go with someone
go with the flow
go without
go without saying
go wrong
go yard

Literary usage of Go under

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

1. A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865 by Charles Francis Adams, Henry Adams (1920)
"It will go under, if necessary; but no influence shall induce it to seal its own condemnation and declare itself to have been in the wrong. ..."

2. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"I saw him go under the car to j)Ut the rods under there, and never paid any more attention until I heard somebody halloo. This attracted my attention, ..."

3. The Annual of Scientific Discovery, Or, Year-book of Facts in Science and Art. by David Ames Wells, George Bliss, Samuel Kneeland, John Trowbridge, Wm Ripley Nichols, Charles R Cross (1867)
"... there is a remarkable and undistinguishable resemblance to numerous moving bodies which go under the name of Infusoria, and which may be found, ..."

4. Proceedings in the Senate on the Investigation of the Charges Preferred by Horace G. Prindle, New York (State). Legislature Senate (1874)
"... after paying the specific legacies, so that there was nothing to go under the residuary clause of the will ? A. Yes, sir; after paying all debts, ..."

5. An Account of the Abipones, an Equestrian People of Paraguay: An Equestrian by Martin Dobrizhoffer (1822)
"OF THOSE WHO go under THE NAME OF SPANISH SOLDIERS IN PARAGUAY. WHENEVER I make mention of the Paraguay- nan soldiers, do not imagine that I am speaking of ..."

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