come down


come down
   to cease to be under the influence of illegal narcotics
   After a feeling of lévitation and implying the unpleasantness and ill-temper of one so affected:
    Floating. When she came down it was pretty grim. (Bogarde, 1981)

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  • come down on — ˌcome ˈdown on [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they come down on he/she/it comes down on present participle coming down on past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Come-down — auch: Come|down 〈[kʌmdaʊn] n. 15〉 Zeitraum, über den die Wirkung einer harten Droge nachlässt [zu engl. come down „herunterkommen, sich beruhigen“] * * * Come down [ kʌmdaʊn], das; s, s [engl. come down, eigtl. = Abstieg, zu: to come down =… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — {v.} 1. To reduce itself; amount to no more than. Followed by to . * /The quarrel finally came down to a question of which boy would do the dishes./ Syn.: BOIL DOWN(3). 2. To be handed down or passed along, descend from parent to child; pass from …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • come down — vi came down, coming down: to be announced the decision came down from the Supreme Court Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. come down …   Law dictionary

  • come down on — (someone/something) 1. to criticize someone or something. It seems that if you give an opinion about something, people come down on you. 2. to have an opinion about someone or something. It was hard to know where he would come down on the issue.… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Come-down — auch: Come|down 〈[kʌmdaʊn] n.; Gen.: s, Pl.: s〉 Zeitraum, über den die Wirkung einer harten Droge nachlässt [Etym.: <engl. come down »herunterkommen, sich beruhigen«] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Come-down — [ kʌmdaun] das; s, s <zu engl. to come down, eigtl. »herunterkommen«> (Jargon) das Nachlassen der Rauschwirkung (bei Drogen) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • come|down — «KUHM DOWN», noun. Informal. a loss of position, rank, or money which is unexpected: »“It s quite a comedown from being a ten thousand dollar a year man to this, but I ll come back” (James T. Farrell) …   Useful english dictionary

  • come down on — ► come down on 1) criticize or punish harshly. 2) reach a decision in favour of one side or another. Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary

  • come down to — ► come down to be dependent on (a factor). Main Entry: ↑come …   English terms dictionary


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