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Origin of godown
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This part of the building is covered on the outside with plaster in the manner of a kura (godown) so as to be fire-proof.The Foundations of Japan|J.W. Robertson Scott
After the tea feels perfectly dry, it is packed in boxes, and sent to the godown.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
I was angry because I had grovelled before a godown and a stable, though the round world cannot hold their equals.From Sea to Sea|Rudyard Kipling
His zeal even reached the unwonted climax of rummaging in a godown for tin-lined cases and helping her to pack her offerings.A Bottle in the Smoke|Milne Rae
And accordingly he walked over to the godown attached to the house.The Humour and Pathos of Anglo-Indian Life|Dr. Ticklemore
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verb (intr, mainly adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with godown
Descend to a lower level; drop below the horizon, fall to the ground, or sink. For example, Don't let the baby go down the stairs alone, or The sun went down behind the hill, or I was afraid the plane would go down, or The ship went down and all hands were lost. [c. 1300]
Experience defeat or ruin, as in They went down fighting, or The boxer went down in the first round. [Late 1500s]
Decrease, subside, as in After Christmas prices will go down, or As soon as the swelling goes down it won't hurt as much. [Second half of 1600s]
Be swallowed, as in This huge pill just won't go down, or Your wine goes down very smoothly. [Second half of 1500s]
Be accepted or believed, as in How did your speech at the convention go down? When it takes an object, it is put as go down with, as in It's hardly the truth but it still goes down with many voters. [c. 1600]
Also, go down in history. Be recorded or remembered, as in This event must go down in her book as one of the highlights of the year, or This debate will go down in history. [Late 1800s]
Occur, take place, as in Really crazy behavior was going down in the sixties. [Slang; mid-1900s] Also see come down, def. 4.
Be sent to prison, as in He went down for a five-year term. [Slang; c. 1900]
In the game of bridge, fail to fulfill one's contract (that is, take fewer than the required number of tricks), as in We had bid four hearts and the bad distribution made us go down. [Early 1900s] Also see the subsequent idioms beginning with go down.