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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome down
he/she/itcomes down
present participlecoming down
past tensecame down
past participlecome down
  1. 2
    to become less in amount, level, price, etc.

    The national debt has come down significantly in the last eight years.

    1. a.
      to agree to ask for or pay a lower price

      They are not willing to come down in price.

  2. 4
    to make a decision that supports or opposes someone or something

    Everything depends on which side the judge comes down on.

    come down in favor of/against:

    The zoning board came down in favor of demolishing the entire block.

  3. 5
    to continue to exist from a long time ago
    come down to:

    the version of the story that has come down to us

  4. 6
    to be long or deep enough to reach a particular lower point or level
    come down to/as far as:

    The jacket came down almost to his knees.

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