One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Begin to suffer from (a specified illness)‘I went down with an attack of bronchitis’
fall ill with, get, develop, contract, pick up, succumb to, fall victim to, be struck down with, become infected withView synonyms
- ‘Initially it was only a few who went down with the mysterious illness.’
- ‘After finally recovering from that, he went down with glandular fever which kept him sidelined until the beginning of last season.’
- ‘A dream wedding turned into a disaster after 24 guests went down with food poisoning, including the groom.’
- ‘At some point, Pete's boat was finished, and K came to Cowes to launch her, but I went down with flu and couldn't be at the ceremony.’
- ‘TB was also rife and I knew some nurses who went down with it.’
- ‘Many other victims in southeast Asia went down with the virus after visiting markets where infected birds, live and freshly slaughtered, are for sale.’
- ‘Throughout most of my twenties I tended to go down with three or four colds every winter.’
- ‘A week into the trip, however, Rob went down with stomach pains.’
- ‘‘It was into the second week of the holiday when Chloe went down with a tummy upset,’ said Mrs Hampson.’
- ‘The Turners' nightmare began in May 1998 when Henry went down with what his parents initially believed was a tummy bug.’
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