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come down

verb

Definition of come down

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to lose or fall in estate or condition <has come down in the world>

  3. 2 a :  to pass by tradition <a story that has come down from medieval times> b :  to pass from a usually high source <word came down that the strike was over>

  4. 3 :  to place oneself in opposition <came down hard on gambling>

  5. 4 a :  to deal with a subject directly <when you come down to it, we all depend on others> b :  to reduce itself :  amount <it comes down to this>

  6. 5 :  to become ill <came down with measles>

  7. 6 :  come out 2

  8. 7 :  go on, happen <what's coming down>



Examples of come down in a sentence

  1. <let's wait and see what comes down at the meeting>



14th Century

First Known Use of come down

14th century


Law Dictionary

come down

intransitive verb

Legal Definition of come down

came down

coming down

  1. :  to be announced <the decision came down from the Supreme Court>




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