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went under

verb as in fail, submerge

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Quinn lost his fortune after he amassed control of 25% of Anglo Irish Bank, which promptly went under in the 2007 financial crash.

I entered college two weeks before Lehman Brothers went under and the economy crashed.

Will she ever remember the important revelation that came to her as she went under and begin to suspect Brody again?

Hubbard, who went under the aliases Larry David Barnes and Larry Lamar Ratcliff, moved to Florida in the early 1970s.

Then the very same year they took her in, their business went under, leaving them unemployed for a spell.

The thing that went under the name of automobile wheezed into the ranchyard and rattled to a halt.

Then all of a sudden the blue and yellow floater went under and little Hepzebiah caught a sunfish, too.

And thus it was that the brave little Carondelet went under the fire of fifty guns without being harmed.

I went under the Falls and clambered about in all sorts of dangerous places, in an intoxication of love.

That the craft would be driven free from the entangling wreckage and go afloat when the schooner went under he could hardly hope.


On this page you'll find 29 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to go under, such as: bankrupt, drown, default, die, fall, and fold.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.