- 1 1.1 (descend) bajar 1.2 (reach) llegar* her hair came down to her waist el pelo le llegaba hasta or a la cintura 1.3 (collapse) [ceiling/wall] caerse*, venirse* abajo this building is due to come down next year van a demoler or derribar este edificio el año que viene 1.4 [plane] aterrizar*; (in accident) caer* the plane came down in the sea el avión cayó en el mar
- 2 (decrease) [price/temperature/pressure] bajar she's come down in my estimation ha bajado en mi estima they've come down in the world (se) han venido a menos
- 3 3.1 (from the north) venir* Jack's coming down for Christmas Jack va a venir a pasar la Navidad aquí 3.2 (from university) (BrE) I came down in 1978 me licencié en 1978
- 4 (decide) to come down against/in favor of sth/sb [judge/court] fallar en contra/a favor de algo/algn the shareholders have come down in favor of the proposal los accionistas han resuelto aceptar la propuesta the arbitrator came down on the side of the union el árbitro falló a favor del sindicato she came down on her parents' side se puso de parte de sus padres
- 5 (from drug) bajar [argot/slang]
- 6 (be passed down, inherited) the ring came down to her from her mother heredó el anillo de su madre few works have come down to us from that period nos han llegado pocas obras de ese período
- 7 (deal with)to come down
onsb/sth the firm comes down severely on absenteeism la empresa trata el ausentismo con mano dura
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Santería is a religious cult, fusing African beliefs and Catholicism, which developed among African Yoruba slaves in Cuba. Followers believe both in a single supreme being and also in orishas, deities who each share an identity with a Christian saint and who combine a force of nature with human characteristics. Rituals involve music, dancing, sacrificial offerings, divination, and going into trances.