Definition of Going under

1. Noun. (of a ship) sinking.

Exact synonyms: Foundering
Category relationships: Ship
Generic synonyms: Sinking
Derivative terms: Founder

Definition of Going under

1. Verb. (present participle of go under) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Going Under

going poof
going postal
going rate
going snake
going so far as to
going steady
going the whole hog
going through with
going to
going to Jerusalem
going to bed
going to hell
going to sleep
going to the dogs
going together
going under (current term)
going up

Literary usage of Going under

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

1. Collections by Minisink Valley Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Society (1882)
"Great Storm of Snow ; yet good going under foot. Mr. Pemberton is buried between 4 and 5. in Mr. Willard's Tomb. Bearers, Mr. John Le vere tt, ..."

2. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"I should embrace the opportunity of going under the convoy of the Alliance frigate, ... going under ..."

3. Reminiscences of a Diplomatist's Wife: Further Reminiscences of a by Hugh Fraser (1912)
"Italy in Prussia—A Devout General — Church-going under Difficulties — A Ghostly Chair — The ... going under ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"In some cases the question is presented whether an employee is guilty of contributory negligence in going under or between cars to work, relying upon ..."

5. Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Commerce and Labor Dealing by United States (1912)
"I asked some of members of George's gang how he got hurt, and they said he was going under cars. It is as dangerous to climb over as to go under car while ..."

6. Opinions of the Solicitor for the Department of Labor Dealing with Workmen's by United States (1915)
"I did not know that drill gang was climbing over or going under cars. I asked •some of members of George's gang how he got hurt, and they said he was going ..."

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