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come down
verb + adverb

Translation of come down verb + adverb in Spanish:

  • 1 1.1
    her hair came down to her waist
    el pelo le llegaba hasta or a la cintura
    (collapse) (ceiling/wall)
    this building is due to come down next year
    van a demoler or derribar este edificio el año que viene
    (in accident)
    the plane came down in the sea
    el avión cayó en el mar
  • 2
    (decrease) (price/temperature/pressure)
    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)
    Jack's coming down for Christmas
    Jack va a venir a pasar la Navidad aquí
    3.2 (from university) (British English) I came down in 1978
    me licencié en 1978
  • 4 (decide) See examples: to come down against/in favor of something/somebody (judge/court)
    fallar en contra/a favor de algo/alguien
    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
  • 6 (be passed down, inherited) See examples: 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 on somebody/somethingthe firm comes down severely on absenteeism
    la empresa trata el ausentismo con mano dura
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