Definition of go down with in US English:

go down with

phrasal verb

  • Begin to suffer from (a specified illness)

    ‘I went down with an attack of bronchitis’
    • ‘Initially it was only a few who went down with the mysterious illness.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Turners' nightmare began in May 1998 when Henry went down with what his parents initially believed was a tummy bug.’
    • ‘A dream wedding turned into a disaster after 24 guests went down with food poisoning, including the groom.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After finally recovering from that, he went down with glandular fever which kept him sidelined until the beginning of last season.’
    • ‘TB was also rife and I knew some nurses who went down with it.’
    fall ill with, get, develop, contract, pick up, succumb to, fall victim to, be struck down with, become infected with
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