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Phrasal Verbs

go under

This page is about the phrasal verb go under

Meaning

If a company goes under, it goes out of business and closes down.

Synonym

fail

For example

  • go under Jenny's company went under because of the economic slowdown, and she had to look for a job.

  • go under If businesses don't adapt to changing conditions, there's a good chance they'll go under.

Quick Quiz

If a company goes under, its workers will

a. lose their jobs

b. get smaller bonuses

c. have to work harder

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