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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycome down on
he/she/itcomes down on
present participlecoming down on
past tensecame down on
past participlecome down on

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  1. come down on someone to criticize or punish someone severely

    She came down pretty hard on the children for making a mess.

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