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come down

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcome down phrasal verb1 BECOME LOWER a) DOWNif a price, level etc comes down, it gets lower It looks as if interest rates will come down again this month. b) SELLto accept a lower price to He’s asking £5,000, but he may be willing to come down to £4,800.2 TRAVEL SOUTHTRAVELif someone comes down to a place, they travel south to the place where you are Why don’t you come down for the weekend sometime? to Are you coming down to Knoxville for Christmas?3 BUILDINGDESTROYto fall to the ground A lot of trees came down in the storm. We were still out in the fields when the rain started coming down.4 come down on the side of somebody/something (also come down in favour of somebody/something)DECIDE to decide to support someone or something The committee came down in favour of making the information public.5 informal to start to feel normal again after you have been feeling very happy and excited He was on a real high all last week and he’s only just come down.6 DRUGS informalMDD to stop feeling the effects of a strong drug When I came down, I remembered with horror some of the things I’d said.7 LEAVE UNIVERSITY British English old-fashionedSEC to leave a university after completing a period of study come→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
come downWe can't go out now -- the rain's really coming down.One of the missiles came down in a heavily populated suburb of Beirut.I think I'm starting to come down. Let's smoke another joint.Snow was coming down so thickly I could barely see through the window.Airline officials believe that the plane came down somewhere in the Andes mountains.come toPeter Lilley came down to earth.What it comes down to is who is going to be the best on the basketball court for us.Yes, it's a pretty shaky alibi when you come down to it.Catherine came down to make deals with the fishermen.I can't wear this sweater - it almost comes down to my knees!But why else are so many games coming down to the final seconds this year?So we come down to the pivotal question of what quality management is to be based on.They came down to the verge of the lake, and drank and drank.When he had smiled uneasily through the congratulations, and taken off his pads, Chris came down to them.If you go into a mosque, you should wear sleeves that at least come down to your elbows.come toPeter Lilley came down to earth.What it comes down to is who is going to be the best on the basketball court for us.Yes, it's a pretty shaky alibi when you come down to it.Catherine came down to make deals with the fishermen.But why else are so many games coming down to the final seconds this year?So we come down to the pivotal question of what quality management is to be based on.They came down to the verge of the lake, and drank and drank.When he had smiled uneasily through the congratulations, and taken off his pads, Chris came down to them.come down on the side of somebody/somethingI came down on the side of tax reform.Sheer orders of magnitude matter, and the orders of magnitude do not come down on the side of the real-balance effect.I have been criticised for coming down on the side of the second alternative.We have to come down on the side of the snowy plover.
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Verb table
come
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycome
he, she, itcomes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycame
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave come
he, she, ithas come
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad come
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill come
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have come
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam coming
he, she, itis coming
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you, we, theyare coming
Past
I, he, she, itwas coming
you, we, theywere coming
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been coming
he, she, ithas been coming
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been coming
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be coming
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been coming
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