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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theycome down to
he/she/itcomes down to
present participlecoming down to
past tensecame down to
past participlecome down to
  1. 1
    come down to something to be the most important aspect of a situation or problem

    In the end, it all comes down to who wants the job the most.

  2. 2
    come down to someone to become someone’s property because the previous owner has died
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a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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