come down
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come down(
kuhm
 
daun
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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 move from a higher to a lower place)
a. bajar
I had to wait a long time for the elevator to come down.Tuve que esperar mucho rato a que bajara el ascensor.
b. descender
Moses came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the Ten Commandments.Moisés descendió de la montaña con las dos tablas de los Diez Mandamientos.
2. (to lead downwards)
a. bajar
A lovely path comes down from the forest above the farm.Un sendero hermoso baja desde el bosque que está arriba de la granja.
3. (to fall to the ground)
a. caer
When did all these leaves come down?¿Cuándo cayeron todas estas hojas?
4. (weather)
a. caer
The rain started to come down in torrents.La lluvia empezó a caer de forma torrencial.
5. (to collapse)
a. venirse abajo
The house had been hit by a bomb and part of the ceiling had come down.Una bomba había caído sobre la casa y parte del techo se había venido abajo.
b. derrumbarse
The building is dangerous and could come down at any moment.El edificio es un peligro y podría derrumbarse en cualquier momento.
6. (to be demolished)
a. ser derribado
The old school is coming down, and a new one is being built in its place.La vieja escuela será derribada y se construirá una nueva en su lugar.
7. (aviation)
a. aterrizar
The pilot was looking for a field or a flat area where he could come down.El piloto buscaba algún campo o una zona llana donde aterrizar.
b. caer (in an accident)
The helicopter came down minutes after takeoff and burst into flames.El helicóptero cayó a los pocos minutos de despegar, y estalló en llamas.
8. (to go from north to south)
a. venir
My children live in Canada, but they always come down to Texas for Christmas.Mis hijos viven en Canadá, pero siempre vienen a Texas por Navidad.
9. (to reach to; used with "to")
a. llegar hasta
The skirt came down to her knees, exposing her shapely calves.La falda le llegaba hasta la rodilla y dejaba sus bien torneadas pantorrillas al descubierto.
10. (to decrease)
a. bajar
Temperatures have come down considerably in comparison to last week.Las temperaturas bajaron de forma apreciable con respecto a las de la semana pasada.
b. descender
Interest rates won't come down for the foreseeable future.No se prevé que las tasas de interés vayan a descender en el futuro inmediato.
11. (to go into decline)
a. caer bajo (morally)
You stole from a child? You've really come down, haven't you?¿Robaste a un niño? Eso sí que es caer bajo, ¿no crees?
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
(in status)
Frank is the sort of friend who vanishes when you've come down in the world.Frank es de la clase de amigos que desaparecen cuando las cosas te han ido mal.
You can tell she's from a wealthy family that came down in the world.Se nota que es de familia rica venida a menos.
12. (to decide)
a. ponerse de parte de
Whenever there's an argument, Dad always comes down on your side.Siempre que discutimos, papá se pone de tu parte.
b. fallar (judge)
Fortunately, the judge came down in our favor.Afortunadamente, el juez falló a nuestro favor.
13. (to be passed down)
a. ser transmitido
The islanders still observe customs that have come down to them from their Viking ancestors.Los isleños aún observan costumbres que les fueron transmitidas por sus antepasados vikingos.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
This watch came down to me from my grandfather.Heredé este reloj de mi abuelo.
Those genetic traits have come down to us throughout the ages.Esos rasgos genéticos han viajado hasta nosotros a través de los siglos.
14. (to be relayed)
a. llegar
An urgent message just came down from the lieutenant colonel.Acaba de llegar un mensaje urgente del teniente coronel.
15.
A very informal word or phrase used by a particular group or community as a substitute for standard language (e.g. joint, john).
(slang)
(relating to drugs)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I was coming down from ecstasy and feeling like crap.Se me estaba bajando el éxtasis y estaba hecha una mierda.
When Tony comes down from a high, he can be very unpredictable.Tony puede ser bastante impredecible cuando, después del subidón, le da el bajón.
16. (to criticize; often used with "on")
a. criticar
His article came down heavily on the government's policies.Su artículo criticaba duramente las políticas del gobierno.
17. (education) (United Kingdom)
a. licenciarse
After coming down from Cambridge, she worked for a time in a lawyer's office.Tras licenciarse en Cambridge, trabajó durante un tiempo en un bufete de abogados.
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
18. (to descend)
a. bajar por
The truck was coming down the slope making a lot of noise.El camión bajaba por la cuesta haciendo mucho ruido.
b. descender por
A waltz started to play as the prince and princess came down the stairs.A medida que el que el príncipe y la princesa descendían por la escalinata, empezó a sonar un vals.
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come down
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (descend)
a. bajar
2. (rain)
a. caer
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to c down in the worldvenir a menos
4. (decrease; temperature, prices)
a. bajar, descender
5. (decide)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to c down in favor ofdecantarse a favor de
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come down
intransitive verb
bajar
to come down the stairs bajar las escaleras
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (descend) [+person, prices, temperature] bajar;from de;to a; [+rain] caer; [+plane] (land) aterrizar; (crash) estrellarse
to come down in the world venir a menos; to come down hard on sb ser duro con algn; she came down on them like a ton of bricks se les echó encima; to come down against a policy declararse en contra de una política; so it comes down to this así que se reduce a esto; if it comes down to it, we'll have to move si es necesario habrá que mudarse; to come down on sb's side tomar partido por algn; if it comes down heads [+coin] si sale cara
2 (be transmitted) [+heirloom] pasar; [+tradition] ser transmitido
3 [+building] (be demolished) ser derribadoaderribada;a derribada (fall down) derrumbarse
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