go down with

idiom

British
: to begin to have or suffer from (an illness)
He went down with measles.

Examples of go down with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The region’s economies are so interconnected with China’s that if the latter tanked (whether as a result of U.S. containment efforts or Beijing’s own failures), the rest of Asia would go down with it. Van Jackson, Foreign Affairs, 16 Jan. 2023 Grab seats facing the Indian Ocean and watch the sun go down with a cocktail enhancer. Christopher Cameron, Robb Report, 12 Mar. 2024 Yet, having seen Aleksander Aamodt Kilde, her boyfriend, and Petra Vlhova, her biggest rival, go down with season-ending crashes over the past two weekends, Shiffrin isn’t looking too far ahead. Andrew Dampf, USA TODAY, 25 Jan. 2024 The crisp one-liners are delivered with vigor and go down with the snap of a shot of whiskey. Randy Myers, Hartford Courant, 14 Jan. 2024 Star running backs go down with injuries Two of the area’s best running backs suffered injuries in Week 1. Lia Assimakopoulos, Dallas News, 26 Aug. 2023 As Cohen bailed, Padres owner Peter Seidler decided to keep trying and perhaps go down with the ship. Peter Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2023 At one point, a member of the defense team and a male juror with diving and boating experience discussed the notion of whether a captain should go down with his ship. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Guys go down with an injury that maybe is a day thing. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 27 July 2023

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“Go down with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20down%20with. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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