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go down

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio

Translation of go down in Spanish:

  • 1 1.1 (descend) [person] bajar; [sun] ponerse*; [curtain] [Theater/Teatro] caer*, bajar going down! (in elevator) ¡baja! to go down on one's knees/hands and knees ponerse* de rodillas/a gatas I went down through the list recorrí la lista 1.2 (fall) [boxer/horse] caerse*; [plane] caer*, estrellarse 1.3 (sink) [ship] hundirse 1.4 [computer] dejar de funcionar, descomponerse* (Latin America/América Latina) 1.5 (be defeated)to go down (to sb) Italy went down 2-1 to Uruguay Italia perdió 2 a 1 frente a Uruguay to go down fighting caer* luchando, morir* con las botas puestas
  • 2 2.1 (decrease) [temperature/exchange rate] bajar; [population/unemployment] disminuir* to go down in price bajar de precio to go down in value/weight perder* valor/pesoto go down to sth I'm willing to go down to $500 estoy dispuesto a bajar hasta 500 dólares I went down to 110 pounds adelgacé hasta pesar 110 libras her voice went down to a whisper su voz se redujo a un susurro 2.2 (decline) [standard/quality] empeorar the street has gone down la calle ha perdido categoría she's gone down in my estimation ha perdido or bajado mucho en mi estima she's gone down a lot since you last saw her ha empeorado ( or envejecido etc) mucho desde la última vez que la viste 2.3 (abate, subside) [wind/storm] amainar; [floods/swelling] bajar his temperature's gone down le ha bajado la fiebre my knee has gone down la hinchazón de la rodilla me ha bajado 2.4 (deflate) [tire] perder* aire, desinflarse
  • 3 (extend)to go down to sth this road goes down to the beach este camino baja a or hasta la playa the skirt goes down to her ankles la falda le llega a los tobillos
  • 4 4.1 (toward the south) ir* ([ hacia el sur ]) I'm going down to Atlanta for a few days voy a ir a pasar unos días a Atlanta 4.2 (to another place) (British English/inglés británico) ir* I'm going down to the shops voy a las tiendas 4.3 (British English/inglés británico) (from university — at end of term) volver* a casa para las vacaciones ([ desde Oxford o Cambridge ]); (— after graduating) terminar la carrera, egresar (Latin America/América Latina) 4.4 (go to prison) [slang/argot] he went down for five years le cayeron cinco años [colloquial/familiar]
  • 5 5.1 (be swallowed) it just won't go down no me pasa, no lo puedo tragar drink some water to help it go down toma un poco de agua para ayudar a pasarlo a coffee would go down nicely un café me caería de maravilla a crumb has gone down the wrong way se me ha ido una miga por el otro camino 5.2 [present/proposal/remarks] how did the announcement go down? ¿qué tipo de acogida tuvo el anuncio?, ¿cómo recibieron el anuncio? the jokes went down well with the audience al público le gustaron or le hicieron gracia los chistes that won't go down too well with your father eso no le va a caer muy bien a tu padre
  • 6 (be recorded, written) all these absences will go down on your record va a quedar constancia de estas faltas en tu ficha that must go down as a wasted opportunity deberemos recordarlo como una oportunidad desperdiciada to go down in history o in the history books as sb/sth pasar a la historia como algn/algo
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