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  Definition of come down
  1. get sick; "She fell sick last Friday, and now she is in the hospital"
  2. be the essential element; "The proposal boils down to a compromise"
  3. criticize or reprimand harshly; "The critics came down hard on the new play"
  4. move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way; "The temperature is going down"; "The barometer is falling"; "The curtain fell on the diva"; "Her hand went up and then fell again"
  5. fall from clouds; "rain, snow and sleet were falling"; "Vesuvius precipitated its fiery, destructive rage on Herculaneum"
Similar Words: sicken, reduce, boil down, descend, fall, go down, precipitate

 

See Also: collapse, fall in, cave in, give, give way, break, founder

 

Hyponyms: wan, contract, take, get, canker, prolapse, rappel, abseil, rope down, unhorse, dismount, light, get off, get down, avalanche, roll down, dive, plunge, plunk, set, go down, go under, decline, slump, correct, precipitate, sink, subside, crash, flop, tumble, topple, drop, plop, pitch, alight, climb down, settle, pounce, swoop, drip, cascade, cascade down, rain, rain down, spat, snow, hail, sleet

 

Grouped Verbs: fall

 

Entailments: condense, distill, distil

 

Derivational Morphology: fall, descent, precipitation, downfall

 

Anagrams: comedown

 

 
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