south - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    towards the south

    Tina was taking the train south to visit her sister.

    A room that faces south gets more sunlight.

    south of (=on the south side of):

    They live 20 minutes south of Manchester.

  2. 2
    used to indicate that something is getting worse or smaller

    It was evident that things were heading south between them.

  3.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    go south to fail or go wrong

    New investments in technology go south as often as they work out.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 09/12/2015