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- (intransitive) To descend, fall down, collapse.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981, Genesis 45:9:
- Haste ye, and go up to my father, and say unto him, Thus saith thy son Joseph, God hath made me lord of all Egypt: come down unto me, tarry not.
- 1995, Ash, Goldfinger
- I'm feeling so alive, feeling so real / On a stormy night, the rain is coming down / Rain like never before / I've got some records on, some bottles of wine / On a stormy night, the rain is lashing down / And I'm waiting for her.
- A tree came down and hit me on the head.
- (intransitive) To be demolished.
- The damage sustained in the fire is so great that the whole building will have to come down.
- (intransitive) To decrease.
- Real estate prices have come down since the peak of the boom.
- (intransitive) To reach a decision.
- I can't guess which way the board will come down on the project.
- (intransitive) To be passed through time.
- Much wisdom has come down in the form of proverbs.
- (intransitive, idiomatic) To return from an elevated state of consciousness or emotion.
- He finally came down from his post-bonus high.
- 1995, Jarvis Cocker (lyrics), “Sorted For E’s and Wizz”, in Different Class, performed by Pulp:
- In the middle of the night, it feels alright / But then tomorrow morning / Ooh, ooh, then you come down
- (intransitive, Britain) To graduate from university, especially an Oxbridge university.
reach a decision
be passed through time
return from an elevated state of consciousness
graduate — see graduate