comedown

noun come·down \ ˈkəm-ˌdau̇n \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of comedown

:a descent in rank or dignity

Examples of comedown in a Sentence

  1. For a man who was once a very popular actor, working in a nightclub is quite a comedown.

  2. after a rapid rise to stardom, the rock band's comedown was just as quick

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First Known Use of comedown

1840


come down

verb

Definition of come down

intransitive verb
1 :to lose or fall in estate or condition
  • has come down in the world
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
3 :to place oneself in opposition
  • came down hard on gambling
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
5 :to become ill
  • came down with measles
6 :come out 2
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

First Known Use of come down

14th century

come down Synonyms


COMEDOWN Defined for English Language Learners

comedown

noun

Definition of comedown for English Language Learners

  • : a situation in which a person falls to a lower level of importance, popularity, etc. : a fall in status or position


Law Dictionary

come down

intransitive verb

legal Definition of come down

came down; coming down
:to be announced
  • the decision came down from the Supreme Court


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