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  • v. Present participle of go under.

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  • n. (of a ship) sinking


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  • Over the years I taught third grade, fourth grade, and sixth grade, spent a year as a "resource teacher," (sort of a lifeguard for kids in dan­ger of going under because of learning problems) and ended my career in education by spending four years creating, coordinating, and teaching very advanced pro­grams for "gifted and talented" (i.e., smart and able) stu­dents in a district with seven thousand elementary-aged children.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • The man who wants to learn surf-riding must be a strong swimmer, and he must be used to going under the water.

    Chapter 6

  • There was a lasher going under the bridge, and in the slipway beyond was a hopper with a broad-beamed dinghy on board.

    The Rising of the Moon

  • Testament, according to the Jewish account, into the Law, the Prophets, and the Psalms, under which these books were contained, the whole volume of the Hagiographa going under the name of "The Psalms."

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • Everyone expected the Ho-Pak to fail tomorrow — only Sir Luis Basilio suspending trading in bank shares at noon had saved the bank from going under then.

    Noble House

  • He immediately took the preliminary steps necessary to the institution of suits against Carp, in behalf of both Glib and Curt's daughter Sarah, now going under the name of Sally Carp.

    Master William Mitten: or, A Youth of Brilliant Talents, Who Was Ruined by Bad Luck

  • Upon my life, if Winker do begin keeping back like this, she'll not be worth going under by midsummer. '

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles

  • Warwick, going under the name Thomas Rokewood, which he had no doubt assumed from Ambrose Rokewood of Coldham Hall, whose chaplain he then was, and who had unfortunately been implicated in the plot.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 6: Fathers of the Church-Gregory XI

  • Accordingly within a few days after the loss of his great cause, and his estates being decreed for the satisfaction of his creditors, in the year 1736 he took boat at Somerset-Stairs (after filling his pockets with stones upon the beach) ordered the waterman to shoot the bridge, and whilst the boat was going under it threw himself over-board.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • “So, your father was probably a member of the board of directors of Port Frederick Fisheries at the same time that Cain Clams was going under and PFF was buying the plant, is that right?”

    I. O. U.


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