go down
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go down(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to descend)
a. bajar
Veronica went down to the cellar for a bottle of wine.Verónica bajó al sótano por una botella de vino.
b. descender
Frank went down to the basement to find the circuit breaker.Frank descendió al sótano a buscar el cortacircuitos.
c. caer (curtain)
The curtain went down and the audience applauded.El telón cayó y el publicó aplaudió.
d. ponerse (sun)
What time does the sun go down today?¿A qué hora se pone el sol hoy?
2. (to fall)
a. caerse
The boxer went down in the fifth round.El boxeador se cayó en el quinto asalto.
3. (to crash)
a. caer
The plane went down somewhere over the Atlantic.El avión cayó en algún lugar del Atlántico.
b. estrellarse
The flight went down in the Andes.El vuelo se estrelló en los Andes.
4. (to sink)
a. hundirse
The ship went down in the Bermuda Triangle.El barco se hundió en el Triángulo de las Bermudas.
5. (to decrease)
a. bajar
The clouds rolled in and the temperature went down.Llegaron las nubes y la temperatura bajó.
b. descender
The temperature goes down abruptly at night.La temperatura desciende bruscamente en la noche.
c. disminuir
Interest rates have gone down in an attempt to stimulate the economy.Las tasas de interés disminuyeron en un intento por estimular la economía.
6. (to decline)
a. empeorar
The food quality at that restaurant has gone down since the owner's wife died.La calidad de la comida en ese restaurante empeoró desde que se murió la esposa del dueño.
b. bajar
Academic standards went down when the school started accepting anyone who could pay.Los estándares académicos bajaron cuando la escuela comenzó a aceptar a cualquiera que pudiera pagar.
c. perder
Our house has gone down in value with the supermarket next to it.Nuestra casa ha perdido valor con el supermercado al lado.
7. (to deflate)
a. desinflarse
He was winning the race until his right front tire went down.Estaba ganando la carrera hasta que la llanta delantera derecha se desinfló.
8. (to be defeated)
a. perder
Portugal went down against Germany one to nothing.Portugal perdió ante Alemania uno a cero.
b. caer
They didn't win, but they went down fighting.No ganaron, pero cayeron luchando.
9. (to break down)
a. dejar de funcionar
The system went down for three hours last night during the storm.El sistema dejó de funcionar anoche por tres horas durante la tormenta.
10. (to be remembered)
a. pasar
Louis XIV went down in history as the Sun King.Luis XIV pasó a la historia como el Rey del Sol.
11. (after graduation) (United Kingdom)
a. terminar la carrera
He went down from Oxford five weeks ago and has opened a surgery in London.Terminó la carrera en Oxford hace cinco semanas y ha abierto un consultorio en Londres.
12. (to be swallowed)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Take a sip of water to help the pill go down.Toma un poco de agua para ayudarte a pasar la pastilla.
That cake was so dry it would not go down!El pastel estaba tan seco que no lograba tragarlo.
13. (to subside)
a. bajar (fever, swelling, floods)
Put some ice on it to help the swelling go down.Ponle un poco de hielo para ayudar a bajar la hinchazón.
14. (to extend)
a. bajar
This hallway goes down to the parking lot.Este pasillo baja al estacionamiento.
15. (to be received)
a. ser recibido
His resignation announcement went down badly.La notica de su renuncia fue mal recibida.
b. tener acogida
The plan did not go down well with the members.El plan no tuvo buena acogida entre los socios.
c. gustar
George's selection as the team captain did not go down well with the rest of the team.La elección de George como el capitán del equipo no le gustó al resto del equipo.
d. caer
Getting married before you finish college is not going to go down well with your mother.Casarte antes de terminar la carrera no va a caerle bien a tu mamá.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
16. (to descend)
a. bajar por
Maggie went down the stairs to the first floor.Maggie bajó por las escaleras al primer piso.
b. descender
Ricardo went down the hill on his bike.Ricardo descendió la colina en su bicicleta.
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go down
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (descend; hill, ladder)
a. bajar por
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (descend)
a. bajar
3. (sun)
a. ponerse
4. (ship)
a. hundirse
to go down on one's kneesarrodillarse, ponerse de rodillas
5. (colloquial)
a.
to go down with an illnessagarrar or
6. (be defeated)
a. perder
b. caer
I'm not going to go down without a fightno voy a rendirme sin luchar
7. (decrease; flood, temperature, prices)
a. descender
8. (tire, balloon)
a. desinflarse
9. (be received)
a.
to go down well/badly (with somebody)ser bien/mal acogido(a; por alguien)
he went down in history as a tyrantpasó a la historia como un tirano
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go down
intransitive verb
bajar; descender
to go down a slope bajar (por) una pendiente; to go down a mine bajar a una mina
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (descend) [+sun] ponerse; [+person] (go downstairs) bajar
to go down to the coast bajar a la costa; go down to the bottom of the page mira a pie de página
2 (fall) [+person, horse] caerse
3 (crash) [+plane] estrellarse; caer
the plane went down (=crashed) somewhere between Penang and Mandalay
4 (sink) [+ship, person] hundirse
5 (decrease, decline) [+price, temperature] bajar; descender; [+tide, flood, water level] bajar
he has gone down in my estimation ha bajado en mi estima; the house has gone down in value la casa ha perdido valor or se ha devaluado; this neighbourhood has really gone down este barrio ha perdido mucho; este barrio ya no es lo que era
this area has gone down a lot in the last few years
she's really gone down since I last saw her [+sick person] ha dado un buen bajón (informal) or ha empeorado mucho desde la última vez que la vi; [+elderly person] ha perdido muchas facultades desde la última vez que la vi
6 (deflate) [+balloon, airbed] desinflarse; deshincharse; (Esp)
My airbed's gone down.
the swelling in my leg has gone down me ha bajado la hinchazón de la pierna
7 (be defeated) perder
Italy went down against Brazil in the semi-final Italia perdió ante Brasil en la semifinal
8 (Comput) (break down) bloquearse; dejar de funcionar
the computers have just gone down
9 (be remembered)
to go down in history/to posterity pasar a la historia/a la posteridad
10 (Britain) (Univ) (at end of term) marcharse; (at end of degree) terminar la carrera; dejar la universidad
he went down from Cambridge in 1978
11 (be swallowed)
that omelette went down a treat (informal) esa tortilla estaba riquísima
it went down the wrong way se me atragantó
12 (be accepted, approved)
to go down well/badly ser bien/mal recibido
his speech didn't go down at all well su discurso fue muy mal recibido; that should go down well (with him) eso le va a gustar
I wonder how that will go down with her parents me pregunto cómo les sentará eso a sus padres
13 (Teat) [+curtain] bajar; [+lights] apagarse
when the curtain goes down
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