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phrasal verb [intransitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theygo under
he/she/itgoes under
present participlegoing under
past tensewent under
past participlegone under
  1. 1
    to sink below the surface of the water

    The crowd watched as the ship went slowly under.

  2. 3
    to become unconscious when a doctor gives you an anesthetic before an operation
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